Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal (United) on Wednesday suspended three MPs, two of whom had fielded their relatives against the party’s official nominees in bypolls, from the organisation on charges of indulging in anti-party activities.

“JD(U) President Sharad Yadav has suspended Lok Sabha MPs Jagdish Sharma and Purnamasi Ram and Rajya Sabha MP Ejaz Ali from the party with immediate effect for working against the party’s policies, programmes and decisions,” party general secretary Javed Raza said in a press release here.

Mr. Sharma, Lok Sabha MP from Jehanabad in central Bihar, had fielded his wife while Mr. Ram, an MP from Gopalganj, put up his son against the party’s official candidates in the recent Assembly bypolls in the State, the release said.

The party alleged Mr. Ali was suspended from the party because he was regularly working against the party’s policies and decisions.

Mr. Ali has been a vocal critic of continuance of JD(U)’s alliance with the BJP in Bihar and demanded his party to severe ties with the saffron party.

The BJP-JD(U) alliance is ruling Bihar which goes to polls by October next year.