Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav,who is also state president of the Samajwadi Party,on Friday expelled MLA Pramod Kumar Gupta alias LS from the party for six year for his indulgence in anti-party activities and indiscipline.
Gupta,who represents Vidhuna seat in Auraiyya district,is a relative of SP president Mulayam Singh Yadavs wife Sadhna Gupta. He was in the news last February when his son Abhinav had allegedly slapped a teacher at Amity University. The Chief Minister had intervened in the matter,assuring justice to the teacher.
Gupta had reportedly submitted his resignation as MLA to Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday and informed the Chief Minister. Gupta had cited deteriorating law and order situation in Auraiyya as the reason behind his resignation.
In a statement,S R S Yadav,state secretary of SP,said,Pramod Kumar Gupta MLA has been expelled from the party. The decision has been taken by CM Akhilesh Yadav,who is also the state president of the party.
He also stated that only Gupta had been expelled and no action has been taken on any other legislators who had recently criticised the state government on various occasions. The expulsion order is only for Gupta and his indulgence in anti-party activities and indisciplined behaviour have been cited as the reason for his expulsion, S R S Yadav said.
Regarding Guptas reported resignation as an MLA,S R S Yadav said,For resignation from MLAs post there is another procedure. We are not concerned with that. Today he has been expelled from the party.
Principal Secretary of the Vidhan Sabha Pradeep Dubey said Guptas resignation from the Assembly had not yet been received.
Earlier in the day,PWD Minister Shivpal Yadav admitted that Gupta was not happy with the party. He has said something,he thinks something wrong happened to him. We need to sit down and listen to him, Shivpal said.
Gupta had attended a meeting in the Zila Panchayat at Auraiyya on Thursday and later blamed the state government for poor law and order situation in the district. He claimed that he had submitted his resignation over the issue.