Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar May Lose Their Rajya Sabha Seat
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.