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BJP suspends MLA Vijay Bahadur Yadav for cross-voting

india Updated: Jun 12, 2016 17:08 IST
Rajya Sabha elections

MLAs are in queue along with Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in state assembly premises for voting in Rajya Sabha election in Bhopal. Voting for Rajya Sabha seats across seven states took place on June 11, 2016.(HT file)

BJP on Sunday suspended its MLA from Gorakhpur Rural Vijay Bahadur Yadav for cross voting during Rajya Sabha biennial polls.

MLA Vijay Bahadur Yadav has been suspended by the party from Legislature group for cross voting during Rajya Sabha elections, an official release said here.

“I have recommended the state unit chief to take action against Yadav as his act comes under voluntary anti-defection law,” Leader of BJP in UP Assembly Suresh Khanna said.

Read: Rajya Sabha polls: UP BJP legislator cross-votes in favour of SP candidate

The MLA had cross voted in favour of a Samajwadi Party candidate on Saturday.

“I voted on the basis of development done by the Chief Minister and I am ready to make any sacrifice,” he said.

Khanna said that acceptability of BJP was increasing as candidates backed by it got 54 votes in Rajya Sabha elections.