Mayawati expels party leader for questioning installation of statues

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Dehradun, July 3 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has expelled Bahujan Samaj Party leader Munna Singh Chauhan from the party's Uttarakhand unit for questioning her move to erect statues of her own in Uttar Pradesh.

Munna Singh Chauhan, who unsuccessfully contested the Tehri Lok Sabha seat in the recent general election as a BSP candidate, was shown the door for writing a letter to Mayawati suggesting a focus on the welfare activities for Dalit community rather than erecting statues.

Meghraj Singh, the President of the BSP Uttarakhand unit said that Chauhan was expelled from the party also for his inactiveness.

Chauhan resigned from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and from Vikasnagar assembly constituency, which he represented in Uttarakhand Assembly a few days before Lok Sabha polls to join BSP.

The expulsion of Chauhan came close on the heels of by election of Vikasnagar assembly constituency. (ANI)

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