Angered over Excise Minister M.P. Renukacharya levelling corruption charges against the former Chief Minister D. V. Sadananda Gowda besides trying to drag the name of party state organising general secretary Santosh into controversy, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday expelled him from the party for six years.

In a letter to Mr. Renukacharya, BJP State president Pralhad Joshi said his act of making lighter remarks against the party top leaders was a clear violation of party discipline.