MLA Who Did ‘Tamanche Pe Disco’ Expelled From BJP for 6 Years
Earlier, the licenses of three weapons of Champion, who was recently suspended from the party, were revoked.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday, 17 July expelled MLA Pranav Singh Champion who went viral for his controversial 'dance video' from the party for a period of six years.
The BJP disciplinary committee in New Delhi took the expulsion decision, state BJP spokesman Divendra Bhasin said.
The party issued a notice that stated:
“The party has decided to expel Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion, Representative of Khanpur in Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly, for six years from the party on grounds of indiscipline. The decision is valid with immediate effect.”
The Video That Led to His Expulsion
In a video that went viral on Wednesday, 10 July, the MLA can be seen dancing with guns and alcohol at a house party.
He was dancing to the tunes of Mujh Ko Rana Ji Maaf Karna from the 1995 movie Karan Arjun.
Pranav Singh Champion along with his supporters were reportedly celebrating his homecoming after a leg operation.
Licenses of 3 Weapons Revoked
On Saturday, 13 July the licenses of three weapons of Champion, who was recently suspended from the party, were revoked.
As per the notice, the MLA was given 15 days to reply as to why the licenses of all the three weapons should not be revoked.
The action was taken following a report by the Haridwar Senior Superintendent of Police Janmejay Khanduri that the licenses of the three weapons namely a double barrel rifle, a revolver, and a modified carbine, should be cancelled on security and safety grounds.
Earlier, Champion had alleged that the video was edited and was an intrusion into his privacy. He even requested security from Dehradun police alleging threat to him and his family.
The MLA had told a private news channel that the guns were "licensed, unloaded, and not pointed at anyone," adding that "there is nothing wrong in dancing with guns."
Last month, the BJP had suspended Champion for three months from the party. The suspension followed a preliminary report by the state BJP disciplinary committee, which found him guilty of gross indiscipline and also took cognisance of his alleged threats to a journalist.
(With inputs from PTI, IANS, ANI)
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