The ruling Janata Dal United in Bihar suspended four of its MPs – three from Lok Sabha and one from Rajya Sabha – from the party on Monday for their anti-party activities during the last assembly polls. The period of suspension has not been defined.
The suspended MPs are Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lallan, Magni Lal Mandal, Sushil Kumar Singh (all LS) and Upendra Kushwaha (RS).
Lallan Singh, one-time close associate of chief minister Nitish Kumar said, “I’ll continue to oppose the wrong policies of the chief minister and his darbari culture. The CM should thank Lalu Prasad and Ramvilas Paswan for this victory.”
The JD (U) state disciplinary committee had short-listed 11 party MPs for ‘appropriate disciplinary action’. Earlier in the month, the party had suspended 41 party leaders including MLC Prem Kumar Mani from the party for six years; 73 office-bearers for three years and barred 73 others from holding any party post for three years.
Though the party leadership is tightlipped regarding the action against remaining MPs, party sources said that they would be let off after a warning.