Congress’ former Delhi MP Mahabal Mishra suspended

Shoaib Iqbal, Vinay Mishra, and Harnam Singh are among those who have left the party to join the AAP.
Mahabal Mishra

New Delhi, Jan 31 : Congress’ former Delhi MP Mahabal Mishra has been suspended from the party for “anti-party” activities, a party statement said on Friday.

“Mahabal Mishra, ex-MP, has been suspended from the Congress with immediate effect for anti-party activities with regard to the ongoing Delhi assembly elections,” party’s Delhi in charge P.C. Chacko said in a statement.

A prominent Purvanchali face in the party, Mishra had been campaigning for his son, Vinay Mishra, who is contesting as an AAP candidate from Dwarka in the February 8 Assembly elections, a Congress leader said.

The Congress, which ruled Delhi from three consecutive terms (1998-2013) before falling to eight seats in the 2013 polls and none in 2015, faces a tough battle as many leaders have deserted the party.

Shoaib Iqbal, Vinay Mishra, and Harnam Singh are among those who have left the party to join the AAP.

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