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JDU expels Prashant Kishor, Pavan Varma for 'anti-party activities'

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Published Jan 29, 2020, 4:26 pm IST
Updated Jan 29, 2020, 5:53 pm IST
Kishor on more than one occassion voiced his differences with the party over CAA and NRC
File photo of Prashant Kishor
 File photo of Prashant Kishor

Patna: Janata Dal (U) leaders  Prashant Kishor and Pavan K Varma were expelled on Wednesday from the party for allegedly indulging in 'anti-party activities' on Wednesday.

The decision comes close on the heels of Kishor and Varma repeatedly questioning Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led party's stand on the newly enacted citizenship law -- CAA.

 

Varma had also questioned the JDU's alliance with the BJP in Delhi Assembly polls while Kishor has more than once voiced his differences with the party known on the issue of CAA and NRC.

Good luck retaining Chief Minister's post, Kishor says
Soon after his expulsion from JD(U), Prashant Kishor on Wednesday took a dig at party president Nitish Kumar, offering him his best wishes to “retain” the chief ministership of Bihar.

In a tweet minutes after the JD(U) suspended Kishor, Kishor said, “Thank you Nitish Kumar. My best wishes to you to retain the chair of Chief Minister of Bihar. God bless you.”

Kishor, who was the vice president of JD(U), was expelled from the party after he criticised Kumar's stand to support the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Population Register.

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Location: India, Bihar, Patna




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