Congress expels veteran leader for supporting opposition


Congress expels veteran leader for supporting opposition- Newstimes news

Nagpur, Feb 24: Congress former state minister Satish Chaturvedi, 67, has been expelled by the party on Friday for promoting rebel candidates during the Nagpur Municipal Corporation elections in 2017.

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), has given a notice to Chaturvedi seeking explanation against his involvement in anti-party activities and his support to opposition candidates during the 2017 Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) elections.

  Chaturvedi not responded

Chaturvedi has not yet responded to the notice. 
The dismissal letter issued to Chaturvedi has mentioned, “There were reports of you indulging in anti-party activities during the NMC elections. You were served with a showcause notice on January 23 to which you haven’t replied.
The party said the Nagpur District Congress Committee looking into the complaints and the report findings confirmed Chaturvedi’s involvement in promoting rebel Congress candidates.
Chaturvedi has won Assembly elections in 1980, 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2004. He, however, lost in 2009 and 2014 from Nagpur east and Nagpur south constituencies respectively.

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