Dehradun | The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday expelled suspended MLA Pranav Singh Champion for 6 years after a video went viral of him brandishing guns.
The Uttarkhand BJP had earlier sent him a show-cause notice and made a recommendation to the central leadership of the party for stern action against him saying indiscipline cannot be tolerated.
An MLA from Uttarakhand’s Khanpur constituency, Champion was seen dancing to a Bollywood number with guns in hand in a video which went viral. However, the MLAs alleged that the clip was edited and termed it an intrusion into his privacy. “The video which has gone viral is edited and an intrusion into my privacy. I never used abusive words against anyone as is being shown by the media,” he told a private channel.
Rawat who served as a cabinet rank minister in the government of N. D. Tiwari, Vijay Bahuguna & Harish Rawat switched his side to BJP along with eight other MLAs in 2016. He was earlier suspended by the BJP for threatening a journalist.