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Agartala: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tripura Pradesh Committee expelled 11 office bearers and workers for six years for engaging in “anti-party activities”, chief spokesperson Subrata Chakraborty said on Thursday.

Speaking with reporters, Chakraborty said that no one is above party discipline. Some office-bearers and workers engaged in tarnishing the image of the party and humiliating the party, he added.

According to Chakraborty, 11 different office bearers and workers have been expelled for six years for anti-party activities.

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He said that the party president approved the expulsion of the members including Mangal Singh Kalai, Janajati Morcha member of Ampingar, Bhumika Nanda Reang, president of Raimavalley Mandal, Bikash Chakma, vice-president of Dhalai district, DK Kumar Reang, general secretary of Pecharthal Mandal, Ratanjoy Tripura, member of Chawmanu Mandal, Dulal Das, SC Morcha member, SC Morcha Dhalai district president Sukmal Biswas, Karamchhara Mandal member Tapan Roy, Karamchhara Mandal president Joseph Lal Famkima, Krishnapur Mandal Mahila Morcha general secretary Sukumati Debbarma and Ambassa Shakti Kendra in-charge Brajendra Debbarma have been sacked.

Chakraborty further said that the members were spreading propaganda against the BJP and violating the party order. Some of them had filed nominations as independent candidates and campaigned for the candidate in the ADC.

He also claimed that the tough decision in the run-up to the ADC elections would help in the party’s internal damage control.

Chakraborty further said that people want change in the district council and therefore the party has no space for the anti-party activities against the decision of higher authorities. 

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