The State BJP is all set to take disciplinary action against its hundreds of leaders for working against the party’s official candidates during the Assembly election. It is learned that party can issue show-cause notice to about 100 of its leaders, including eight state executive office-bearers.

The BJP’s State Disciplinary Committee met at Party Shimla office under the chairmanship of party’s state spokesperson Ganesh Dutt. Himachal BJP president Satpal Singh Satti and the other two members of the committee state secretary Rajeev Bhardwaj and Mahila Morcha leader Ritu Sethi also attended the meeting. One of the members Rashil Singh Mankotia did not attend the meeting.

Sources said one week’s time would be given to leaders to file their reply after which the Disciplinary Committee would meet in April. The final view will then be taken as to who faces the music for harming the party interests during the Assembly polls.

Even though the BJP had expelled 18 senior leaders, including former ministers and MLAs, for damaging the prospects of party’s nominees during the polls, the decision on 150 complaints received by the Disciplinary Committee was still pending.

The party has already expelled some prominent leaders who allegedly worked against the party candidates such as former minister Roop Singh Thakur from Sundernagar and HN Kashyap, a rebel candidate from Solan.

Ganesh Dutt confirmed the development and said that action will be taken as per the party directions.

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