SP MLA Kishor Samrite suspended

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Bhopal, Mar 19 (UNI) SP legislator Kishor Samrite, who created a flutter in political circles by alleging that he had been offered Rs 10 lakh bribe to vote in favour of Congress-supported independent candidate Vivek Tankha in the Rajya Sabha elections, has been suspended from the party on charges of indiscipline.

SP sources said the top party leadership took the action after Mr Samrite openly announced that he would go against the party whip for exercising his franchise during the Rajya Sabha elections.

Party sources said Mr Samrite could face expulsion for violating the party whip. Mr Samrite has not only refused to accept party whip to vote in favour of Mr Tankha but also made comments against party leaders that came in the purview of indiscipline.

Mr Samrite had alleged that he had been offered Rs 25 lakh bribe for voting in favour of Mr Tankha. A former Congress minister had left Rs 10 lakh at his residence. The SP legislator lodged a complaint in this regard with the Election Commission and police.

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