Court permitts jailed BSP MP Umakant to attend Trust vote

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Lucknow, Jul 18 (UNI) Umakant Yadav, the jailed MP of ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh, was today permitted by an Azamgarh court to attend the special session of Parliament in New Delhi on July 21-22.

Umakant was granted two-day permission for July 21-22 to attend the approaching vote of confidence in Parliament by Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Param Vijay Singh.

The BSP MP from Machlishehar would be taken amid tight police security cover from Lucknow, where he is recuperating at a hospital due to chest pain.

On July 16, Umakant was brought up from Fatehgarh central jail in Farrukhabad and admitted in a Lucknow hospital, following a complaint of pain in the chest.

He had also denied any connections with the opposition Samajwadi Party (SP) and said that he was still associated with the BSP.

''I am still with my party and caste vote during the UPA's Floor Test on the directions of BSP president Mayawati only,'' Umakant had said.

The BSP MP was behind bars over a land encroachment case.

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