Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday suspended sitting MLA from Bilsi Yogendra Sagar from the party on charges of indiscipline.
Sagar has been suspended with immediate effect on charges of indiscipline, controversial behaviour and lack of interest in solving the problems of the people, a party release said.
It said the Chief Minister had taken a serious note of the allegations of kidnapping and rape against the MLA, following which a non-bailable warrant was issued against him.
Mayawati has decided to deal sensitively with cases of crime against women and has taken action against the culprits, the release claimed, adding that due to his controversial image Sagar has been denied ticket for the state Assembly
polls scheduled to be held early next year.
However, the party supremo might consider the option of fielding him from Shahjahanpur Lok Sabha seat if he is acquitted from the court, it said.
Sagar had been working for his personal interests and the party had received many complaints against him, the release added.