15:24 GMT15 April 2021
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): A state legislator in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has been expelled from his party after a video clip, showing him dancing while drinking and waiving revolvers as well as using the choicest of expletives, was posted on social media.

    Kunwar Pranav Singh has been expelled from the Bharatiya Janata Party for six years for his misdemeanour after a video of him dancing lewdly and brandishing guns went viral on 10 July.

    The lawmaker, who goes by his self-proclaimed name of “Champion”, was serving a show cause notice issued by Uttrakhand BJP chief Ajay Bhatt, in which his explanation was sought over the incident. Failing to give a satisfactory answer, the politician has been expelled from the party, Anil Baluni, the BJP media-in-charge, told the media.

    The decision has been hailed by social media users, who earlier slammed the politician for his indecent act, asking how a public representative could behave in such a derogatory manner.

    In a video that went viral on 10 July in Indian media, Pranav Singh was caught dancing to the tunes of a Bollywood song while flaunting three pistols and a rifle in his hands. Singh could also be heard hurling abuses and drinking liquor. The politician was reportedly celebrating his homecoming after a leg operation, along with his supporters.

    Shortly after the video went viral, BJP media-in-charge Anil Baluni said that the behaviour of the BJP lawmaker is condemnable and that the party will take serious action against him.


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