Ex-Uttarakhand Congress Chief Kishore Upadhyay Expelled for 6 Years For ‘Anti-Party Activities’

In the run-up to the assembly polls in Uttarakhand, the Congress high command on Thursday expelled its former state unit chief Kishore Upadhyay for a period of six years.

Updated: January 27, 2022 8:52 AM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Analiza Pathak

Ex-Uttarakhand Congress Chief Expelled for 6 Years For ‘Anti-Party Activities’
Ex-Uttarakhand Congress Chief Expelled for 6 Years For ‘Anti-Party Activities’

New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday expelled its former Uttarakhand unit chief Kishore Upadhyay from party for six years for anti-party activities. He was earlier removed from all posts as a disciplinary action. Upadhyay was the chairman of the Uttarakhand Congress Coordination Committee and was a member of the state Congress Core Committee and the Uttarakhand Congress Pradesh Election Committee.

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The Congress’ in-charge of Uttarakhand affairs Devendra Yadav, in a letter to Upadhyay, accused him of “continuously indulging” in anti-party activities despite several warnings.

A former MLA who had won from the Tehri assembly constituency in 2002 and 2007, Upadhyay was the president of the Congress’ Uttarakhand unit from 2014 to 2017.

He had met the BJP’s election in-charge for Uttarakhand Pralhad Joshi during the latter’s visit to the state earlier this month.

This had fuelled speculation about a possibility of Upadhyay joining the saffron party.

Upadhyaya had, however, advised people not to read too much into his meeting with the BJP leader.

The Congress is seeking to wrest back power from the BJP in Uttarakhand.

However, the grand old party’s state unit is already facing intense factionalism as former chief minister Harish Rawat had recently accused a section of the leadership of working against his interests and of non-cooperation.

Assembly election in the state is slated for February 14.

The results will be declared on March 10.

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Published Date: January 27, 2022 8:45 AM IST

Updated Date: January 27, 2022 8:52 AM IST