UP BJP MLA suspended for cross voting for RS poll

BJP today suspended its MLA from Gorakhpur Rural, Vijay Bahadur Yadav for cross-voting during Rajya Sabha biennial polls.

MLA Vijay Bahadur Yadav has been suspended by the party from the Legislature group for cross-voting during Rajya Sabha elections, an official release said here.

“I have recommended the state unit chief to take action against Mr. Yadav as his act comes under voluntary anti-defection law,” Leader of the BJP in the U.P. Assembly, Suresh Khanna said.

The MLA had cross-voted in favour of a Samajwadi Party candidate yesterday. “I voted on the basis of development done by the Chief Minister and I am ready to make any sacrifice,” he said.

Acceptability of the BJP was increasing as candidates backed by it got 54 votes in Rajya Sabha elections, Mr. Khanna stated.