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Expel caught-on-camera MLAs: Ajit

RASHTRIYA LOK Dal (RLD) president Chaudhury Ajit Singh today demanded expulsion of three stung MLAs from the assembly. He said the Minister of State for Backward Class Development Haji Mehboob Ali who was caught taking money on camera, should be sacked without delay.

india Updated: Feb 17, 2006 00:45 IST

RASHTRIYA LOK Dal (RLD) president Chaudhury Ajit Singh today demanded expulsion of three stung MLAs from the assembly. He said the Minister of State for Backward Class Development Haji Mehboob Ali who was caught taking money on camera, should be sacked without delay.

Talking to newsmen here on Thursday, Singh said the action should be taken against the MLAs Anil Kumar Muarya (BSP) Somaru Ram Saroj (BJP) and the minister Ali.

Singh said though there was not much scope in the probe as every thing was quite clear on the camera and if the Assembly Speaker wanted, he could constitute a committee for further investigation. He said it was a shameful act on the part of the MLAs and a criminal case should be filed against them. Ajit Singh asked the Mulayam Singh-led government to take action against the MLAs concerned without delay.

Referring to the Samajwadi Party move for tabling no-confidence motion against the Congress-led UPA government, Singh said there was no justification for such move but pressure should be mounted on the government to change its stand on the Iran issue. He said without the support of the Left Front the no-trust move was meaningless. The RLD chief said India’s vote against Iran at IAEA was not in national interest and the UPA government should reconsider the issue before next meeting. Singh also ruled out the possibility of third front soon.

However, he said it might come up during the next Lok Sabha polls. He said there should be no place for the BJP in any such formation. Singh also asked the Centre to review its decision for nuclear pact with the US, which according to him, was not in national interest.

Referring to the Central Government decision to import five lakh MT wheat from Austria, Singh said there was no need to import as the FCI godowns were stacked with wheat. He said the import would also adversely affect the farmers.

He has summoned farmers’ meeting in Delhi next week.

First Published: Feb 17, 2006 00:45 IST