Sharad Ya­dav, Ali An­war May Lose Their Ra­jya Sabha Seat

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Vice Pres­i­dent and Ra­jya Sabha chair­man Venka­iah Naidu is likely to dis­qual­ify JDU lead­ers Sharad Ya­dav and Ali An­war from the House soon. Their dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion has been sought by JDU floor leader in the Ra­jya Sabha Ram Chan­dra Prasad Singh un­der the Tenth Sched­ule of the Con­sti­tu­tion.

The Ra­jya Sabha sec­re­tariat had served Ya­dav and An­war no­tices last month to re­spond to Singh’s al­le­ga­tions against them. It had also for­warded copies of the pe­ti­tion to them for ref­er­ence. The two mem­bers from Bi­har had sought a month’s ex­ten­sion for send­ing their re­sponse, but had been given one more week. Fi­nally, they sub­mit­ted their replies on Septem­ber 22. Con­trary to a gen­eral im­pres­sion that the chair­man would re­fer the com­plaint to the Ethics Com­mit­tee for pre­lim­i­nary ex­am­i­na­tion, Naidu was likely to take his de­ci­sion on the ba­sis of the ma­te­rial placed be­fore him.

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