New Delhi, August 13: In a bid to cleanse party of unscrupulous elements ahead of the forthcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Monday suspended two senior party leaders for their alleged involvement in malpractices. Jagdish Shetty and Deepak Sawant have reportedly been asked to resign, claimed TV inputs.  As per a report, one of the suspended leaders was rumoured to be demanding bribe in party’s name. More details awaited.

Meanwhile, in the wake of upcoming polls, Thackeray had toured Aurangabad, Pune, Nagpur and Nashik districts to interact with the party’s elected representatives and district leaders. He had also reviewed the party’s preparedness for the Lok sabha and Assembly constituencies in the regions.

However, this is not the first time Shiv Sena has expelled its party leaders. Earlier, it had expelled 26 leaders and workers for rebelling ahead of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections.