Khamarunnisa Expelled from Vanitha League

Kozhikode: Kerala’s Vanitha League President Khamarunnisa Anwar, who hit a controversy for showering praise on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), heading the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre, was today expelled from the post.

Sources said a high-powered committee of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), a partner in the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF), which met at Panakkad in Malappuram district, took the decision to expel her, who is heading the State party women’s wing.

The party, which had pardoned her after tendering an apology on the issue, cited ”strong resentments by rank and file” for the cause of expulsion.

Besides, she has not stopped hailing the BJP even after the apology, the sources added.

Party State General Secretary K.P.A. Majeed had yesterday informed that action would not be taken against the leader as she has tendered an apology and promised not to repeat it.

Khamarunnisa had said she would be happy to donate party fund to the BJP, which was growing at National and State-level. She made the statements at the inaugural function of the BJP’s Tirur Mandalam fund collection held at her house on May 4.

She also said she expected many progressive steps from the BJP aimed at overall development of the nation.