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Poll Digest: Cong expels 39 rebels; EC notice to Sidhu

Nov 25, 2008 07:22 PM IST India India
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New Delhi: Rajasthan

In Rajasthan, the Congress has expelled 39 rebels for contesting in the December 4 Assembly elections against official nominees. Four former ministers Digvijay Singh, Parsadi Lal Meena, Hamida Begum and Lalit Bhati were shown the door.

The expulsion came after the party failed in persuading them to withdraw from the contest.

Delhi

Whether out of respect across party lines or whether trying to pull an election stunt, BJP candidate Vijay Jolly on Tuesday went to the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to seek her vote.

Jolly claimed that he spoke to Dikshit about the common man's woes like lack of drinking water, rising prices of essential commodities and traffic problems.

Jolly drove to Dikshit's 3 Motilal Nehru Place residence on Tuesday morning with his wife and two children to seek her blessings. He was thankful that the Chief Minister spared time for him despite her tight election campaign schedule.

Madhya Pradesh

In Madhya Pradesh, the Election Commssion has now served a notice to former cricketer and BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu. This comes after the state police filed an FIR against Sidhu for making religiously offensive remarks during a speech at Kareali in Narsinghpur district.

He had allegedly told the gathering that if they vote for the BJS, it would be a sin comparable to eating beef.

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