Himachal Pradesh BJP Mahila Morcha has expelled seven of its local leaders for working against party candidate Neelam Saraik from Jubbal-Kotkhai assembly seat. Earlier, the BJP had expelled 13 local leaders from Jubbal-Kotkhai accusing them of working for rebel BJP candidate Chetan Bragata. By-elections will be held on October 30 for the Jubbal-Kotkhai, Arki and Fatehpur assembly seats along with Mandi Lok Sabha constituency.
State BJP Mahila Morcha President Rashmi Dhar Sood said in a statement on Sunday that Mahasu District Vice President Vijeta Khimta, District Secretary Poonam Mokhta, Jubbal-Kotkhai Mandal Chief Naina Taneta, Vice President Pinky Kotvi, General Secretary Rajni Salkata and special invitee member Ruba. Nepta. And Meenakshi Manta was expelled from the party for six years for anti-party activities.
On Thursday, state BJP president Suresh Kashyap expelled 13 local leaders from the primary membership of the party for working for Chetan Bragata, son of former minister and Jubbal-Kotkhai MLA Narinder Bragata, who died due to complications from Covid in June. It was done had died.
State BJP IT cell convenor Chetan Bragata was hoping for a ticket from Jubbal-Kotkhai after the death of his father, but the saffron party chose Saraik, a former Zilla Parishad member. Chetan Bragata then decided to contest as an independent candidate and besides him and Saraik, Rohit Thakur of Congress and Suman Kadam, an independent, are also in the fray.
After Chetan Bragata refused to withdraw his nomination papers, the BJP expelled him from the primary membership of the party for six years on 13 October.