Sena expels its rebel Trupti from the party


Mumbai : The principal partner of the ruling BJP, the Shiv Sena on Friday expelled its rebel Trupti Sawant for contesting as an independent from Bandra (E) assembly segment.

A senior Sena leader, Trupti, wife of late Shiv Sena MLA Prakash Sawant, was denied ticket by the Sena leadership in this election. Instead, they nominated Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar from the seat irking Trupti who rebelled and filed her nomination as an independent candidate. Even after persuasion of Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, she refused to withdraw her nomination.