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Rajya Sabha polls: Rajasthan BJP suspends MLA for voting in favour of Congress candidate

Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria issued an order stating Kushwah voted for Tiwari despite a whip and that she was being suspended from the BJP's primary membership.

PTI Reported by: PTI Jaipur Updated on: June 10, 2022 23:25 IST
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Rajya Sabha polls: Rajasthan BJP suspends MLA for voting in favour of Congress candidate

Highlights

  • Rajasthan BJP suspended its MLA Shobharani Kushwah for voting in favour of Congress
  • Leader of Oppn Gulab Chand Kataria issued an order stating Kushwah voted for Tiwari despite a whip
  • BJP state president Satish Poonia said the party high command has been informed about the matter

Rajya Sabha elections: Rajasthan BJP on Friday suspended its MLA Shobharani Kushwah for voting in favour of  Congress candidate Pramod Tiwari in the Rajya Sabha elections.

Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria issued an order stating Kushwah voted for Tiwari despite a whip and that she was being suspended from the BJP's primary membership.

In the letter, Kataria also asked the MLA to clarify why she voted against the whip. BJP state president Satish Poonia said the party high command has been informed about the matter.

The Congress fielded three candidates for the four Rajya Sabha seats in Rajasthan, while the BJP fielded one, besides supporting an independent candidate.

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