Uttar Pradesh: Two BSP MLAs disqualified

The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker disqualified two members of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for violation of the anti-defection law.

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2011, 19:18 PM IST

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Legislative
Assembly Speaker on Saturday disqualified two members of the Bahujan
Samaj Party (BSP) for violation of the anti-defection law.
"Dashrath Prasad Chauhan, MLA from Haiser Bazar, and
Jitendra Kumar alias Babloo have been disqualified from the
House," Speaker Sukhdeo Rajbhar told reporters here.

He said Chauhan had been disqualified with effect from
October 12 and Babloo from September 29.

"Petitions moved against the two MLAs by BSP state
president Swami Prasad Maurya have been accepted," the
Speaker said.

With this, six BSP MLAs have been disqualified from the
House by the Speaker after all of them defected from the
ruling BSP during the past couple of months.
Earlier, the Speaker had disqualified BSP MLAs Mahfooz
Kidwai from Masauli (Barabanki), Sher Bahadur Singh from
Jalalpur (Ambedkarnagar), Krishna Kumar Singh alias Satish
Verma from Mallawan (Hardoi) and Bhagwan Sharma alias Guddu
Pandit from Dibai (Bulandshahar).

PTI