Lucknow, Oct 7: Taking strong exception to its MLA Sukhlal's name figuring in the list of Congress candidates for the 2012 UP Assembly elections, the BJP today suspended him from the party.
The ruling BSP will also petition Assembly Speaker Sukhdev Rajbhar seeking Sukhlal's disqualification from the membership of the House, party spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said.
Sukhlal, sitting MLA from Barkheda (Reserved) seat in Pilibhit, has been suspended with immediate effect by state unit president Surya Pratap Shahi, he said.
He was among the 62 candidates Congress had announced yesterday for the Assembly elections. Sukhlal is now contesting from Puranpur (Reserved) seat. PTI