In bid to rein in legislators,SP suspends 3 MLAs

The Samajwadi Party suspended three MLAs - Mahendra Kumar Singh alias Jheen Babu,Ramlal Akela and Radhey Shyam Jaiswal - from the party’s membership on Wednesday

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: August 29, 2013 4:56 am

The Samajwadi Party suspended three MLAs – Mahendra Kumar Singh alias Jheen Babu,Ramlal Akela and Radhey Shyam Jaiswal – from the party’s membership on Wednesday.

Among the suspended legislators,Jheen Babu was arrested along with Dharmendra Prasad,Ajay Prakash Singh and two others during a raid from a dance bar in Panaji on Tuesday. The Assembly Speaker has been informed about Jheen Babu’s arrest. A four-time MLA,he represents,Sevta Assembly seat in Sitapur district. Earlier,the party office had said that a showcause notice had been issued to Jheen Babu to explain his position on the Goa incident. But later,order for Jheen Babu’s suspension was issued. “Our CM Akhilesh Yadav,who is also the state president of the SP,has issued instructions for suspending the legislators. There is no place for indiscipline in the party. Disciplinary action has been taken against them,” Rajendra Choudhary,state spokesperson stated.

Another legislator,Ramlal Akela was suspended after an FIR was lodged against his sons — Ranjeet,Sonu and Vikrant — for demolishing an under-construction building on the land of Additional Chief Medical Officer (ACMO) Mohammad Nasir in Rae Bareli’s Kotwali area Saturday. Rahdeyshyam Jaiswal,SP MLA from Sitapur,was suspended after his two sons were booked for firing and injuring a 25-year-old in Sitapur.

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