New Delhi: The Delhi BJP has expelled three of its corporators accused of corruption from the party's membership for six years. The BJP's decision is seen as a cleanliness drive in the party ahead of next year's Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections. According to an order issued by Delhi State BJP President Adesh Gupta on Sunday, three corporators Sanjay Thakur, Rajni Pandey and Pooja Madan have been expelled from BJP membership for six years with immediate effect, acting on complaints of increasing corruption against them.
Sanjay Thakur is a councillor from Sahaduljab ward under South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), while Rajni Bablu Pandey is a councillor from New Ashok Nagar ward, which falls under East Delhi Municipal Corporation (RDMC). Pooja Madan represents Mukherjee Nagar Ward of North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC).
The order, sent by Gupta to the three corporators, says that you are informed that you are suspended from the general membership of BJP for six years due to complaints of excessive economic corruption of the people against you. ''You were sometimes informed about it and asked to correct your corrupt behaviour, but your behaviour did not improve. So, you are expelled from the BJP membership for 6 years with immediate effect.''