BSP RS member disqualified, FB member resigns

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New Delhi, Oct 17 (UNI) Mr Isam Singh, a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) member from Rajya Sabha, has been disqualified from the membership of the House following his resignation from the Party.

Mr Singh, an elected member from Uttar Pradesh, ceased to be a member of the House from July 4 after he ''voluntarily'' gave up the membership of the BSP, his original political party, Chairman Hamid Ansari announced today.

Mr Ansari, making a suo motu statement in the House, said the case of Mr Isam Singh had been referred to the Privileges Committee of Rajya Sabha for a preliminary inquiry. The Committee had submitteed a report to him (Mr Ansari) on May 22 following which he had declared that Mr Isam Singh ceased to be a member of the House.

''Taking into account the facts of the case and the report of the Committee of Privileges and in accordance with the provisions of article 102(2)...Isam Singh, an elected member of Rajya Sabha from the state of Uttar Pradesh, by voluntarily giving up his membership of the Bahujan Samaj Party, his original political party, has become subject to disqualification for being a member of the Rajya Sabha in terms of Paragraph 2(1) of the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution...Accordingly, Mr Isam Singh has ceased to be a member of the Rajya Sabha with effect from July 4,'' the Chairman said.

He also announced that Mr Debabrata Biswas of Forward Bloc, had resigned from the membership of the House and his resignation had been accepted.

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