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Updated: July 22, 2010 13:36 IST

LJP MLAs resign from Bihar Assembly

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LJP legislator Nagina Devi being marshalled out of the Bihar Assembly after her suspension from the House on Wednesday. All 12 LJP MLAs resigned on Thursday protesting against their expulsion. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar
LJP legislator Nagina Devi being marshalled out of the Bihar Assembly after her suspension from the House on Wednesday. All 12 LJP MLAs resigned on Thursday protesting against their expulsion. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar

All 12 Lok Janashakti Party MLAs on Thursday resigned from the Bihar Assembly in protest against their suspension by Speaker Udaya Narain Chowdhary for the rest of the session.

“All the 12 MLAs of the party have submitted their resignation letters to National President Ram Vilas Paswan and State chief Pashupati Kumar Paras in protest against their suspension from the State Assembly yesterday,” LJP spokesman Keshav Singh said.

The MLAs had submitted their letters at the State Legislature Party meeting held here Wednesday evening and requested the party leadership to take a decision, he said.

The MLAs felt that their continuance as members of the State Assembly was “meaningless” after the “insult they were subjected to by the Speaker in the House” when they were suspended.

“It has denigrated the position of the members of the house,” he said.

Mr. Chowdhary had on Wednesday suspended 11 of the 12 LJP MLAs for their unruly behaviour in the house on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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