Lucknow: A ruling Bahujan Samaj Party MLA
in Uttar Pradesh, Krishna Kumar Singh alias Satish Verma,
today joined the Samajwadi Party and was swifty suspended from
the BSP by party supremo Mayawati.
The BSP would also file a petition before the Assembly
Speaker for disqualification of Verma who represents Mallawan
constituency in Hardoi district in the House.
In a statement here, Mayawati said "the act of the MLA
comes under the ambit of the Anti-Defection Law and the party
will petition the Speaker for his disqualification."
She said before joining the SP, the legislator should
have resigned from the party as he was elected on the BSP
Mayawati said the party had decided not to field him
in the upcoming assembly election as a number of complaints
were pouring him against him.
"The MLA was not paying heed to problems of the people
in his constituency and was giving priority to personal and
family gains," she said.
In yet another setback to the ruling BSP, Verma joined
the SP earlier in the day.
"Two-time sitting MLA Verma has joined the Samajwadi
Party expressing faith in its ideologies and policies," senior
SP leader Mohd Azam Khan told reporters here.
SP UP chief Akhilesh Yadav said Verma would be party`s
candidate from Mallawan constituency in place of Rajesh Yadav
for next year`s assembly election.
On July 25, a BSP MLA from Jalalapur in Ambedkar
Nagar, Sher Bahadur Singh, had joined the SP and he too was
suspended from the party.