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Uttarakhand crisis: Cong expels ex-CM's son

Tightening its stand against rebel leaders, Congress on Monday expelled from two senior leaders for six years for indulging activities against party

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Publish Date: Mar 21 2016 6:28PM | Updated Date: Mar 22 2016 11:40AM

Saket Bahuguna (File photo: Courtesy Facebook)
 
Tightening its stand against rebel leaders, Congress on Monday expelled from two senior leaders for six years for indulging activities against party
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Saket Bahuguna, son of former Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna, and state Congress joint secretary Anil Gupta were expelled from the party.
 
Saket Bahuguna had contested the last Lok Sabha elections from Uttarakhnd on the congress ticket.
 
Reports said party high command has asked Chief Minister Harish Rawat to tackle the rebellion with an iron hand.
 
Step indicated Congress leadership was not in a mood to begin dialogue with the rebels and that it was even willing to sacrifice the government if need be.
 
State goes to Assembly elections in 2017.
 
Nine MLAs who rebelled against Harish Rawat Government in the state assembly last week have already been served show cause notices by the assembly speaker.
 
Harak Singh Rawat, leader of rebel group, has already been sacked as the state's agriculture minister. 
 
Bharatiya Janata Party, accused by  Congress of conspiring to topple its government, has washed its hands of the crisis but demanded that central rule be imposed in state.