Dhananjay Singh suspended from BSP for meeting Amar Singh

Lucknow, September 21, 2011

The ruling Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) today suspended its Lok Sabha member from Jaunpur Dhananjay Singh for indiscipline and misuse of his Parliamentary development fund.

The party's UP president Swami Prasad Maurya, in a statement here, said directives have been issued to the party leaders and functionaries that the suspended MP should not be called for any meeting or function.

The two-page party statement also alleged that the Lok Sabha member had violated the party discipline when he went to meet the expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, arrested in the 2008 " cash for vote" case.

The BSP also alleged that the MP had misused his Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund to benefit his relatives.

Dhananjay lost the favour of Chief Minister Mayawati recently after his father, who is a sitting MLA from Rari seat in Jaunpur, was denied ticket by the party. Besides, the name of the MP also came up in the killing of the two Chief Medical Officers(CMOs) in the state capital and National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scheme.

Dhananjay, had recently irked the BSP leadership after he met Amar Singh at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi and made a public statement that the former SP leader has been implicated in the case.

The suspension of Dhananjay comes a day after a Samajwadi Party MLA and once a close confidant of Amar Singh, Ashok Singh Chandel was expelled from the party for anti-party activities.

When contacted, Dhananjay refused to comment on the issue, saying that he is yet to receive the suspension order.

"I will certainly speak before the media once I receive the party's directive," he said.

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