In Haldwani, the BJP has taken tough measures to contest against the party candidate in the three-tier panchayat elections. The party has expelled seven including Jagmohan Bisht, son of Ramnagar MLA Dewan Singh Bisht and daughter-in-law Shweta Bisht.
According to a release issued by State General Secretary Rajendra Bhandari, apart from Shweta Bisht and Jagmohan Bisht from Ramnagar block, Ravi Kanyal from Kotabagh block, Satish Nanwal from Bitalghat and Pramod Nanwal have been expelled.
Vikram Bagdwal of Lamgra block of Almora and Ragini Bhatt of Chamba block of Tehri district have also been expelled. According to state president Ajay Bhatt, discipline is paramount in the party. Indiscipline is not tolerated in BJP. In such a situation, the party has taken tough steps. Those concerned have been expelled from the party for six years.
In eight blocks of Nainital district, the BJP has not fielded a candidate for the post of Okhalkanda block chief, while the path has been cleared for Harish Bisht being elected unopposed to the post of Bhimtal block chief.
In such a situation, all the seats of the six-block chiefs are watching. In this, Shweta Bisht, daughter-in-law of BJP MLA Dewan Singh Bisht, got the nomination for the post of Ramnagar block chief. Similarly, Ravi Kanyal got nominated from BJP from Kotabagh.
From Betalghat, there was the talk of contesting against the party candidate. In such a situation, BJP officials were trying to convince the ‘loved ones’ but the attempt could not succeed. In such a situation, the party has taken a tough stand.