- Kishore Upadhyay was officially expelled from Congress on Wednesday for ‘anti-party’ activities
Dehradun: Like all other poll-bound states, Uttarakhand, too, is witnessing movement of politicians. On Thursday, expelled Congress leader and former state party president Kishore Upadhyay joined the BJP.
The move comes less than a month before the Assembly elections in the state, scheduled on February 14.
Kishore Upadhyay was officially expelled from Congress for six years for “anti-party” activities on Wednesday, January 26.
A letter addressed to him, signed by Uttarakhand Congress in-charge Devender Yadav, read, “Since you have been continuously indulging yourself in anti party activities despite several warnings, So you are hereby expelled from the primary membership of congress party for six years with immediate effect.”
After joining the Saffron party, Upadhyay said he had joined the party with the “spirit of taking Uttarakhand forward”, adding, “You should ask Congress why such a situation has arisen”.
Now in BJP, Upadhyay is likely to contest the Assembly elections from Tehri.
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