Mayawati suspends Anil Singh over Rajya Sabha cross-voting

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 24, 2018, 11:26 AM(IST)

File photo of Mayawati. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati suspended BSP MLA Anil Singh following allegations of cross-voting, reports said on Saturday. 

BSP MLA Anil Singh indicated that he had cross-voted in favour of the BJP in the Rajya Sabha polls.

After casting his vote on Friday, Uttar Pradesh lawmaker Anil Kumar Singh, 37, said that he had cross-voted. "I am with Maharaj-ji (Yogi Adityanath)," he said.

“I have voted for BJP, I don't know about the rest,” proclaimed Singh. 

Reports of cross-voting also emerged from Karnataka Rajya Sabha polls.

Meanwhile, the Congress on Wednesday expelled eight legislators for violating the party's whip and voting for BJP candidates in the elections to the Rajya Sabha. The party said it would expel six more MLAs (Members of Legislative Assembly) in the days to come.

A day after cross-voting in Rajya Sabha polls, four JD(S) MLAs resign from Karnataka Assembly. BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan, R Akhanda Srinivasamurthy, N Chaluvaraya Swamy and Bheema Naik submitted their resignations to Assembly Speaker KB Koliwad at his residence.

The MLAs are likely to join Congress in a day or two, said sources close to them.

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