BJP suspends Bhojpuri actor Pawan Singh for contesting LS polls as independent candidate

The Bihar unit of BJP on Wednesday suspended Bhojpuri actor Pawan Singh from the party for contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the Karakat seat as an independent candidate.

Former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha, who heads the Rashtriya Lok Morcha, is the NDA nominee from the south Bihar seat. Singh threw his hat in the ring in the Karakat constituency after turning down a BJP ticket from Asansol in West Bengal.

“Pawan Singh has been suspended with immediate effect from the BJP for contesting as an independent candidate from the Karakat Lok Sabha seat in Bihar against the party’s decision. This act is considered anti-party. The decision to suspend Singh has been taken by Bihar BJP president Samrat Chaudhary,” the party said in a statement.

Elections to the Karakat seat will be held on June 1.


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