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Congress expels Barkha Shukla Singh for 6 years

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Published : Apr 22, 2017, 3:32 am IST
Updated : Apr 22, 2017, 3:32 am IST

This came a day after she attacked party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi unit president Ajay Maken.

Barkha Shukla Singh
 Barkha Shukla Singh

New Delhi: The Congress expelled former DCW chief Barkha Shukla Singh from the party for six years on Friday. This came a day after she attacked party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi unit president Ajay Maken and quit as local women’s wing chief.

The disciplinary committee of Congress’ Delhi unit removed Ms Singh for indulging in “anti-party activities” ahead of the Sunday municipal polls, where the party is hoping for a revival of fortunes after the total rout in 2015 assembly polls. Ms Singh, who had, on Thursday, vowed not to quit the party, hit out at Mr Gandhi, saying that the decision proved his “mental bankruptcy” and added that she will take legal recourse against it.

“The Congress is not the Gandhi family’s property,” the former Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief said claiming she had no plans of joining the BJP or any other party at this point.  

The four-member disciplinary committee comprised former Delhi minister Narender Nath, former Mahila Congress chief Abha Chaudhary, and party leaders Mahmood Zia and Surender Kumar. Ms Singh earlier accused the Congress vice-president of not meeting party leaders and said he was “reluctant” to address issues” within the organisation. She also levelled allegations of “misbehaviour” against Mr Maken.

Ms Singh, who had complained against “neglect” of women workers in ticket distribution for the Sunday municipal elections, alleged that the party workers were “snubbed” and their grievances were not addressed.

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