The Hush Post| 5:07 pm|one-minute-read|
Janata Dal-United expelled political strategist Prashant Kishor and former bureaucrat-cum-author and rebel leader Pavan Varma.
The move comes after the party’s senior leadership remained locked in an ugly war of words with the two leaders.
In a statement, JD(U) said that Prashant Kishore, who was given the post of national president, used his post for his own selfish purposes. “And even after being given the option to leave the party as per his wishes, he chose to use objectionable words against the party chief,” the statement said, adding, “to ensure Prashant Kishor doesn’t stoop even lower, it is important to let him go from the party.”
Regarding Pavan Varma, the JD(U) statement said that he took the honour given to him by the party for granted. He showed disrespect to the party. Also, Varma revealed the contents of a private letter he wrote in party chief Nitish Kumar.
“The behaviour of Prashant Kishor and Pavan Varma shows that the two have no respect for the party’s rules. The party has relieved them of their roles and primary membership of the party,” it said.