Shimla: Deputy Speaker of Himachal Pradesh Assembly Dharam Pal Thakur and seven other members of the Himachal Pradesh Congress were today expelled from the party by the All India Congress Committee (AICC). One member Natha Singh has been suspended. The reason for expulsion of these candidates is their decision to go ahead with their decision to fight against the Congress in the upcoming elections.
Dharam Pal Thakur was last time winner on Congress ticket from Arki constituency. Despite Congress’ efforts to convince him to withdraw his nomination as an independent candidate against its fresh candidate Prakash Karad, he has decided to go ahead.Owing to his connection with the Gandhi family the Congress’ new candidate Prakash Karad managed to grab a ticket from the constituency, where Thakur has gained popularity during the last decade.
Spokesperson of Congress Kuldeep Singh Rathour today confirmed the expulsions and suspension from the party. Talking to the media persons here he said, “General Secretary of the AICC Vinod Dhawan has expelled seven members from the party for next six years, including Dharam Pal Thakur from Arki, Bambar Thakur from Bislapur, Prem Kaushal from Mewa, Sanjay Rattan from Jwalamukhi, Jagdeep Sapehiya from Thural, Dhanveer Singh Thakur from Chaupal, Arvind Kaur from Nadaunta. Natha Singh has been suspended.”