BJP expels 4 councilors for fraud – The New Indian Express
NEW DELHI: The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has expelled four city councilors and two others for corruption following an undercover operation by a news channel. Delhi BJP chairman Adesh Gupta expelled the party’s advisers with immediate effect on April 15, citing the party’s zero-tolerance policy.
Four councilors – Amarlata Sangwan (Timarpur ward), Saroj Singh (Trilokpuri), Atul Kumar Gupta (Kondli) and Radha Devi (Mongolpuri) – were expelled from the party while Saroj’s husband Sher Singh and Devi’s husband , Raju Rana, were also expelled. Delhi BJP spokesman Praveen Shankar Kapoor said a sting operation showed the leaders demanding money for various municipal works.
The expulsion order issued by Gupta to all six members says they face “clear” charges of corruption. “In accordance with the party constitution, your primary membership is terminated with immediate effect and you are expelled from the party,” the expulsion orders read.
Last year, the BJP suspended three of its advisers accused of corruption. In 2017 civic polls, the party gave tickets to all new faces to compete in all 272 wards while none of the incumbent councilors received tickets in order to change their image amid high anti-incumbency and allegations widespread corruption.
Delhi BJP spokesman Praveen Shankar Kapoor said an undercover operation showed the leaders asking for money for various municipal works.