Lucknow: BSP MLA Krishna Kumar Singh, who
had joined the Samajwadi Party, was on Monday disqualified from
the Uttar Pradesh Assembly by the Speaker, the fourth party
MLA to face action under the anti-defection law.
The action has been taken on a petition filed by BSP
state president Swami Prasad Maurya seeking disqualification
of the MLA from the state Assembly under the anti-defection
law, Speaker Sukhdev Rajbhar told reporters.
Singh alias Satish Verma, who represented Mallawan seat
of Hardoi, stands disqualified from the house from August 3,
the Speaker said, adding that he is the fourth member of the
15th Vidhan Sabha who has been disqualified under the
The Speaker said that petition to disqualify BSP MLA
Jitendra Singh Babloo BSP MLA from Bikapur (Faizabad) was
pending with him.
Verma had joined Samajwadi Party in August expressing his
faith in ideologies of the party.
Earlier, the Speaker had disqualified BSP MLAs Mahfooz
Kidwai from Masauli (Barabanki), Sher Bahadur Singh from
Jalalpur (Ambedkarnagar) and Bhagwan Sharma alias Guddu Pandit
from Dibai (Bulandshahar).