BJP to take action against Kalyan's daughter-in-law
The BJP said it will take disciplinary action against Kalyan Singh's MLA daughter-in-law for cross-voting in the UP legislative council elections.delhi Updated: Jan 25, 2009 10:47 IST
The BJP on Saturday said it will take disciplinary action against Kalyan Singh's MLA daughter-in-law for cross-voting in the UP legislative council elections days after the former chief minister and his son Rajveer quit the party.
"The BJP UP unit has been asked to initiate disciplinary action against Premlata (Kalyan Singh's daughter-in-law) for cross voting in the recently concluded Vidhan Parishad elections," BJP general secretary Arun Jaitley told reporters in New Delhi.
BJP has decided to take action against Premlata, party MLA from Atrauli, as she has not resigned from the party to avoid disqualification.
Another die-hard supporter of Kalyan Singh and MLA from Sayana (Bulandshahr), Sunder Singh is also set to face disciplinary action for the same reason.
Sunder, who is BJP district chief from Bulandshahr, had accompanied Kalyan Singh and his son Rajveer when the latter joined the Samajwadi Party. He is also believed to have voted for SP in the polls.
The results of the Council polls were declared on January 22. There was large scale cross voting for the 12 seats for which polls were held. Ruling BSP got 22 votes more than its actual strength.
Thirteen candidates were in the fray for 12 seats. Ranjit Singh Judeo of the Congress was the only loser.
Four MLAs-- Arun Kumar Yadav, Amarmani Tripathi, who is convicted in poetess Madhumita murder case, Shekhar Tiwari, charged with the murder of a PWD engineer who reportedly refused to pay for Mayawati's birthday celebrations and Anandsen, in jail on murder charges-- did not cast their vote.