Rebel JD(U) leaders Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar disqualified from Rajya Sabha

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Janata Dal Leader Sharad Yadav during a press Conference at his New Delhi Residence on 13th Sept. 2017. Express photo by Renuka Puri. *** Local Caption *** Janata Dal Leader Sharad Yadav during a press Conference at his New Delhi Residence on 13th Sept. 2017. Express photo by Renuka Puri.

Rajya Sabha’s president, M Venkaiah Naidu, disqualified former JD (U) president Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar Ansari from the House membership on Monday.

“It is clear that with his conduct, actions and speeches,” Yadav “voluntarily resigned his membership” of Janata Dal (United States) for which he established himself as a candidate for the election of the Rajya Sabha of the State of Bihar in 2016 “and was chosen, said an official announcement at dawn.

The disqualification was ordered under Paragraph 2 (1) (a) of the Tenth Annex. Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, leader of the JD (U) group in the Rajya Sabha, asked the President to act.

Naidu said that he had arrived at the decision “after taking into account the facts of the case, the comments of the Respondent and the Claimant, the oral presentation of the Respondent during the personal hearing of November 8, 2017 and the observations of the Committee of Privileges of the Eighth Lok Sabha and the Supreme Judgment of the Supreme Court in 1994 Ravi Naik v. Case of the Union of India and observations in similar cases of antidesection A similar order was approved in the case of Ansari.

Ram Chandra Prasad Singh had filed the petitions on September 2, 2017, declaring that for his repeated conduct, public / press statements against the JD (U) and its leadership, and in openly aligning with a rival political party, the RJD, Yadav had demonstrated that he has voluntarily resigned from the party membership, thus being subject to disqualification under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution.