June 22, 2024 04:04 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Centre notifies stringent anti-paper leak law amid exam mess, accused to face jail term, fine up to a crore | Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole alleges cracks on Atal Setu, BJP hits back | Amid paper leak row, CSIR-UGC-NET exam scheduled for next week postponed | Renukaswamy murder: Darshan Thoogudeepa borrowed Rs. 40 lakh from friend, paid other accused to destroy evidence, say cops | Liquor policy case: Delhi HC stays Arvind Kejriwal's bail till ED plea hearing
BJP suspends Bhojpuri actor Pawan Singh for contesting as an Independent candidate from Bihar's Karakat
LS Polls
Photo courtesy: X/@PawanSingh909

BJP suspends Bhojpuri actor Pawan Singh for contesting as an Independent candidate from Bihar's Karakat

| @indiablooms | 22 May 2024, 02:49 pm

Patna/IBNS: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday suspended Bhojpuri actor Pawan Singh for contesting as an Independent candidate from Bihar's Karakat Lok Sabha constituency, media reports said.

Singh was contesting against BJP-led NDA candidate Upendra Kushwaha, who leads the Rashtriya Lok Morcha.

"You are contesting the Lok Sabha elections against the official candidate of the NDA. This act of yours is against the party and has tarnished the party's image and violated party discipline," Bihar BJP told Singh in a letter as quoted by NDTV. 

Singh was earlier fielded by the BJP from West Bengal's Asansol Lok Sabha constituency against veteran actor and TMC's bet, Shatrughan Sinha.

However, Singh, whose controversial songs drew sharp responses from the TMC, withdrew his candidature citing personal reasons causing embarrassment for the BJP.

Karakat will go to polls in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections on June 1.

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.