Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party on Thursday expelled party rebel Amanmani Tripathi, facing a CBI probe in death case of his wife, for contesting as an Independent against its official candidate.
Tripathi is contesting from Nautanwa in Maharajganj district as an Independent while SP had given ticket to Kunwar Kaushal Kishore alias Munna Singh.
"The party is expelling Tripathi, his uncle Shyam Narain Tripahti (former MLA), Sudhir Tripathi, Ajitmani Tripahti and others working against party official candidate," SP spokesman Rajendra Chowdhury said.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had last week charged Amanmani Tripathi, son of four-time UP legislator Amarmani Tripathi, with murdering his wife, Sara Singh. Amanmani's father Amarmani Tripathi and mother Madhu Mani are serving life term for murdering poetess Madhumita Shukla in 2003.
Sara's mother, Seema Singh, filed an FIR against Aman Mani and his family members for allegedly murdering her daughter. Amanmani was declared as party candidate from Nautanwa when Shivpal Yadav had released SP's list of nominees for UP polls.
However, after power centres changed in the party and Akhilesh took over as its president and released the candidates' list, Amanmani was denied the ticket.