Agra, March 8: The Samajwadi Party has expelled its Lok Sabha candidate here, Sarika Baghael, and her husband Devendra for calling party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav a “buddha” (old).

Party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav said Maharaj Singh Dhangar would be the new candidate for the Agra City seat. Devendra Baghael had visited a traffic police office Friday afternoon. During a row with an official, he insisted that auto-rickshaws should be allowed to ply on the Mahatma Gandhi Road. (Read: Why Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party deserves to be in the dustbin of Indian politics)

This is when he referred to Mulayam Singh Yadav in a derogatory manner.

Within hours, the Samajwadi Party hit back. A stunned Devendr Baghael said he would remain loyal to Mulayam Singh Yadav.