Court dismisses expelled BSP member’s plea

November 17th, 2008 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Bahujan Samaj PartyNew Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday dismissed the plea of an expelled Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) member Isam Singh, who had challenged his disqualification as member of the Rajya Sabha.Justice G.S. Sistani dismissed Singh’s plea stating that since he had already floated another party due to which he was expelled from the BSP, his disqualification was correct.

Singh, elected as a BSP member, had formed Bahujan Kranti Party even before he was expelled from the party Sep 3, 2006.

On Sep 1, the court had issued notices to the central government, Rajya Sabha chairman, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati after admitting Singh’s plea.

Singh was disqualified by Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari July 4 after the privileges committee of the house sent him a report May 22.

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