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Lok Sabha Speaker forwards plea to disqualify BJP MP

Rajasthan BJP MP Harish Chandra Meena speaks to the media after joining the Congress, at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi on November 14, 2018.

Rajasthan BJP MP Harish Chandra Meena speaks to the media after joining the Congress, at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi on November 14, 2018.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Harish Meena contested the Assembly polls in Rajasthan on a Congress ticket. He is likely to submit his resignation as MP in next few days.

In a fallout of the recently concluded Assembly polls in Rajasthan, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has forwarded a complaint by the BJP seeking the disqualification of its sitting MP from Rajasthan, Harish Meena, who contested on a Congress ticket for the State Assembly, to the Lok Sabha secretariat for appropriate action.

The complaint was filed by BJP MP from Goa Narendra Sawaikar on November 29, alleging that Mr. Meena had joined the Congress on November 14 without resigning from the BJP and from his Lok Sabha seat.

Has not quit LS

Mr. Meena has won the Deoli-Uniara seat.

“Till the date of filing of his petition, Harish Meena has not resigned from the primary membership of the BJP and as the Lok Sabha MP. He joined the Congress on November 14 and at that time he was in the BJP,” Mr Sawaikar claimed in his complaint.

According to sources, the BJP MP has demanded the disqualification of Mr. Meena from Lok Sabha contending that he has violated the anti-defection law.

The Speaker has forwarded the complaint to Secretary General office for appropriate action, sources said.

Meanwhile, Mr. Meena is likely to submit his resignation as MP in next few days. In 2014, Harish Meena had defeated his elder brother and senior senior Congress leader Namonarain Meena in the Dausa Lok Sabha seat.

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