Will continue to fight to save democracy: Sharad Yadav on RS disqualification

Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar were disqualified by Rajya Sabha Chairperson M. Venkaiah Naidu.

Updated - December 05, 2017 11:58 am IST

Published - December 05, 2017 11:54 am IST - New Delhi

 Rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Reacting a day later to his disqualification from the Rajya Sabha, JD(U) rebel leader Sharad Yadav said in a post on Twitter on Tuesday that he will continue to fight to save democracy.

Mr. Yadav alongwith MP Ali Anwar were disqualified in a late night order by Rajya Sabha Chairperson M. Venkaiah Naidu. Mr. Yadav blamed Bharatiya Janata Party of breaking the mahagathbandhan to seize power in the state.

“If to speak [sic] against this undemocratic style is my fault I will continue to fight to save democracy,” he tweeted.


Senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury too raised questions on the order saying that the Rajya Sabha secretariat displayed unusual alacrity. “The petition was filed on September 2 and the decision is out on December 4. The speed is mind-boggling. Similar cases are pending in Lok Sabha for over a year. So political affiliation is the only thing that matters?” Mr. Yechury asked in a series of tweets.


Mr. Yechury along with Congress leader Anand Sharma had asked the Rajya Sabha Chairman to refer Mr. Yadav and Mr. Anwar’s cases to a parliamentary committee. During the proceedings, Mr. Naidu noted that in previous cases, the parliamentary committees had made little contribution, and instead delayed their decision.

“Like Ceasar's wife, the Rajya Sabha Chairman’s decisions must be above questioning. But the disqualification of Rajya Sabha MPs Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwer casts a shadow,” Mr. Yechury added.

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