Sharad Yadav’s disqualification from RS illegal: Arvind Kejriwal

Rebel JD(U) MPs Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar were disqualified from the Rajya Sabha on Monday night.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: December 6, 2017 2:19 pm
 Sharad Yadav's disqualification from RS illegal: Arvind Kejriwal Arvind Kejriwal condemns Sharad Yadav’s disqualification from Rajya Sabha. (File photo)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wedesday condemned the disqualification of JD(U) rebel leader Sharad Yadav from the Rajya Sabha as “illegal” and a “political vendetta”. The disqualification must be revoked, Kejriwal said.

“Disqualification of Sharad Yadav ji is completely illegal and unconstitutional. It is political vendetta. We strongly condemn it and demand that disqualification be revoked,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Rebel JD(U) MPs Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar were disqualified from the Rajya Sabha on Monday night. Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu agreed to the JD (U)’s contention that the two senior leaders had “voluntarily given up” their membership by defying their party’s directives and attending events of opposition parties.

The JD(U) had sought their disqualification on the grounds that they had attended a rally of opposition parties in Patna in violation of its direction.

Yadav had joined hands with the opposition after JD(U) president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kuamar dumped the Grand Alliance in Bihar and tied up with the BJP. Yadav was elected to the House last year and his term was scheduled to end in 2022. Anwar’s term was to expire early next year.

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  1. Lovely Lovely
    Dec 6, 2017 at 8:45 pm
    Ok, you challenge his disqualification in SC through Kapil Sibal
    1. S
      Dec 7, 2017 at 6:07 am
      Even if this moron challenges this in supreme court and asks the super moron Kapil to represent him, who will ultimately foot the bill of this worthless lawyer, common public? Let him just bark.
    2. P
      PN badri
      Dec 6, 2017 at 5:49 pm
      VP acted in partisan manner. His political remarks in Chennai Raj Bhavan repudiate he is still political mindset instead of impartial.