MP expelled from Liberal caucus after disparaging comments about Sikhs

Another MP is out of the Liberal caucus after MP Ramesh Sangha repeated false accusations against Sikh Canadians and specific unfounded claims against Liberal MP Navdeep Bains.

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OTTAWA — Brampton Centre MP Ramesh Sangha has been kicked out of the Liberal caucus.

Government whip Mark Holland says in a statement that Sangha was removed from caucus after making what he calls "baseless and dangerous accusations" against a number of fellow Liberal MPs.

On a local Mississauga television channel, the former Liberal MP made disparaging comments against Sikh Canadians and specific unfounded claims about Liberal MP Navdeep Bains promoting separatism in India.

Holland says Liberals have been clear that they won't tolerate "conspiracy theories or dangerous and unfounded rhetoric about parliamentarians or other Canadians."

Holland adds it's not unusual for many Canadians to "experience suspicions because of their background" and that the Liberal caucus stands firm against racism and intolerance.

Sangha was first elected as a Liberal MP in 2015.

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