New Delhi, July 17: Champion finally gets the sour taste of his mischievous acts. The BJP man who was seen brandishing his guns, and taking sips of liquor and dancing on 'tamanche pe disco' number; just a week back, the man thought that he was above law.
BJP has expelled its MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion for six years. He was suspended from the party last week after he uploaded a video where he was seen brandishing guns.
In the immediate aftermath of the video, BJP's national media in-charge Anil Baluni said the party strongly condemns the MLA's behaviour and strict action will be taken against him."
A notice had been issued to the MLA seeking an explanation from him.
The story earlier:
The BJP had extended the suspension of its Uttrakhand MLA Pranav Singh Champion for an indefinite period, a day after a video showing him dancing with guns went viral on social media, causing embarrassment to the party.
Champion's three-month suspension has now been extended for an indefinite period, Uttarakhand BJP media in-charge Devendra Bhasin said in a tweet.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, he said.
Champion, who is the Khanpur MLA, landed in a fresh trouble on Wednesday when a video showing him dancing with guns to a popular Bollywood number in front of his cheering supporters went viral on social media, leaving the party red-faced.
Pradesh BJP president Ajay Bhatt and the in-charge of the party affairs in Uttarakhand, Shyam Jaju, reacted sharply to Champion's conduct, saying indiscipline could not be tolerated.
"The BJP is a party which does not compromise on principles. Indiscipline by anyone cannot be tolerated," Bhatt had said as the video began doing the rounds on news channels on Wednesday.
Champion is no stranger to controversies. 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.
Another video had gone viral last month, in which he was seen threatening a journalist.
Champion was one of the Congress MLAs who had rebelled against former CM Harish Rawat and crossed over to the BJP in 2016.
With Agencies, Pic Google