RLD ex­pels two MPs, seeks dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion

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RLD led by Union Min­is­ter Ajit Singh on Tues­day ex­pelled two MPs Deven­der Nag­pal and Sarika Baghel from the party for hob­nob­bing with the Sa­ma­jwadi Party and sought their dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion from Par­lia­ment.

RLD led by Union Min­is­ter Ajit Singh to­day ex­pelled two MPs Deven­der Nag­pal and Sarika Baghel from the party for hob­nob­bing with the Sa­ma­jwadi Party.

RLD has also sought their dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion in a pe­ti­tion to the Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar.

Baghel is a Lok Sabha mem­ber from Hathras while Nag­pal rep­re­sents Am­roha, both in western Ut­tar Pradesh, the home turf of RLD chief and Civil Avi­a­tion Min­is­ter Ajit Singh.

Dis­ci­plinary ac­tion against the two MPs was on the cards in the wake of re­ports that Baghel had been de­clared SP can­di­date from the Agra Lok Sabha con­stituency while Nag­pal had joined the SP and was in the queue for the ticket.

Nag­pal, who had been de­nied the Lok Sabha ticket by RLD, had said that he was no more ac­tive in the party and would rather join the Sa­ma­jwadi Party. He had also ac­cused the RLD lead­er­ship of be­ing "highly cor­rupt".

Ut­tar Pradesh is wit­ness­ing a trend of party hop­ping among MPs who have been de­nied ticket for Lok Sabha elec­tions by their par­ent par­ties.

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