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Kishore Upadhyay, Ex-Uttarakhand party chief, expelled by Cong for 6 years

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Dehradun: Ahead of the assembly polls in Uttarakhand, Congress expelled its former Uttarakhand party chief Kishore Upadhyay on Wednesday for “indulging in anti-party activities”.

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He was removed from the primary membership of the Congress party for six years.

Mr Upadhyay was earlier removed from all posts in disciplinary action.

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In a letter addressed to Upadhyay, Uttarakhand PCC in-charge Devender Yadav said that the dismissal had come after several warnings. Devender Yadav also accused Upadhyay of “hobnobbing” with the BJP and other political parties.

Kishore Upadhyay was the president of the Congress’ Uttarakhand unit from 2014 to 2017. According to sources, Upadhyaya is likely to join BJP today. News agency ANI reported that Upadhyaya could contest the Assembly polls from the Tehri constituency.

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