The BJP expels 3 advisers for “corruption”; one says action was taken as they joined the AAP today
As Delhi’s municipal elections approached, the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party expelled three incumbent party advisers for six years on complaints of “excessive financial corruption”. Two of the three expelled councilors are expected to join the Aam Aadmi party later today.
Delhi BJP President Adesh Gupta wrote to the three advisers – Rajni Bablu Pandey from New Ashok Nagar, Pooja Madan from Mukherjee Nagar (N-15 ward) and Sanjay Thakur from Said-ul-Ajaib – informing them of the decision. of the party, Sunday.
Madan said she did not have adequate support from the BJP and was unable to deliver on promises made to her constituents due to lack of funds. “I informed the BJP a few days ago that I would be joining the AAP today. Why have they waited until now to kick me out? When I told them I was joining the AAP, they asked me to stay. If I was corrupt, why did they ask me to stay? I just want to work for the people who elected me, ”she said. She also said that Sanjay Thakur is expected to join the AAP. He could not be contacted.
In letters sent to the three advisers on Sunday, Delhi BJP President Adesh Gupta wrote: six years. You have been made aware of these complaints several times in the past and asked to correct your corrupt behavior, but no improvement has been seen. Therefore, you are expelled from the party for six years, with immediate effect.
Rajni Bablu Pandey, meanwhile, visited the party office on Sunday afternoon to seek clarification on the action against her, her husband said.
“Yes, she also received the letter, but it seems there was a mistake. We support the BJP and do not join the AAP. The other two had previously informed the party that they would join the AAP, but we did not do so, ”said Bablu Pandey, the counselor’s husband, who said he answered her phone since she was in. meeting with BJP leaders.
Delhi BJP has won the municipal elections three times in a row. In the last election in 2017, the party did not field any sitting advisers as a candidate to fight the anti-nomination, which gave the party a winning boost.
The BJP faces a stronger Aam Aadmi party, which won an overwhelming majority for the second time since 2015. Both parties have started their campaign on the ground.