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Pranav Singh Champion, Uttarakhand's Gun-toting MLA, Expelled from BJP

NYOOOZ 2019-07-12 05:30:00


New Delhi/Dehradun: The BJP on Friday expelled its Uttarakhand MLA Pranav Singh Champion after a video showing him dancing with guns went viral on social media, causing embarrassment to the party.
Champion was earlier suspended for three months and the suspension was extended for an indefinite period on Thursday.
A notice extending the period of suspension had been issued by state BJP general secretary Anil Goyal on the directions of party president Ajay Bhatt, Uttarakhand BJP media incharge Devendra Bhasin said in a tweet.
He was in the news a couple of months ago for publicly indulging in a war of words with Jhabreda BJP MLA Deshraj Karnawal and challenging him to a wrestling bout.
Champion was one of the Congress MLAs who had rebelled against former CM Harish Rawat and crossed over to the BJP in 2016.