Uttarakhand BJP MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion suspended over indiscipline

Published: Jun 23, 2019, 14:31 IST | mid-day online desk

A party official said Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion's suspension came after a preliminary report prepared by the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Disciplinary Committee found him guilty of gross indiscipline

Uttarakhand BJP MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion suspended over indiscipline
Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion. Pic/Twitter

Dehradun: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttarakhand on Sunday has suspended Khanpur MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion from the party for three months on charges of indiscipline.

A party official said that Champion's suspension came after a preliminary report prepared by the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Disciplinary Committee found him guilty of gross indiscipline. It also took cognisance of the legislator's alleged threats to a journalist. State BJP President Ajay Bhatt later suspended Champion.

Champion's suspension was due to a video that had gone viral in which he appeared to be threatening an electronic media journalist. Champion was also in the news for publicly making fun of BJP MLA from Jhabreda Deshraj Karnawal.

Champion, who wanted a ticket for his wife for the Lok Sabha polls from Haridwar, had described then sitting MP from the seat and now Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank as a "migratory bird". He was among the nine Congress MLAs who had rebelled against Harish Rawat and crossed over to the BJP in 2016. Later, all the nine MLAs were disqualified by the Speaker.

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Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from IANS

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