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BJP expels ex-Bihar MP for filing nomination as independent

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Press Trust of India Patna
Former Banka MP Putul Kumari was on Saturday expelled from the BJP for filing her nomination from the seat as an independent candidate.
The order was passed by Bihar BJP general secretary Radha Mohan Sharma, after Kumari failed to withdraw her nominations on the last date on Friday.
On Wednesday, state vice-president and in-charge of the Bihar BJP headquarters, Devesh Kumar, shot off missives to Kumari, besides party MLC Ashok Agrawal, who had similarly filed nomination as an independent from Katihar.
Agrawal withdrew his nomination on Friday, claiming that he did so upon the request of senior party leaders as also Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, whose JD(U) is contesting Katihar.
The JD(U) is contesting Banka as well, where Kumari had lost in 2014, fighting on a BJP ticket, though she won as an independent in 2010 in a by-election necessitated by the death of her husband Digvijay Singh.

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First Published: Mar 30 2019 | 10:40 PM IST

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