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Monday, April 23, 2012
Uttarakhand Congress expels 35 workers, notice to 100 others
Dehra Dun, Apr 23 - Infighting in the ruling Congress in Uttarakhand today intensified with the party expelling 35 workers and serving show-cause notices to 100 others, including the son of Union Minister Harish Rawat and Alomra MP Pradeep Tamta. The State Disciplinary Committee at its meeting held here expelled the 35 members from the party for six years for indiscipline and anti-party activities and issued notices to 100 others, including Rawat's son Anand Singh Rawat, Committee president Narendra Singh Bhandari said. The party workers, who were given notice, had been asked to furnish their reply within 15 days. Infighting had surfaced in the party after Vijay Bahuguna was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state after the Assembly elections. Harish Rawat, who was also a contender for the chief ministership, and his supporters had raised a banner of revolt protesting Bahuguna's choice for the post.