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Four more RLD MLAs from UP reach J&K

June 03, 2003 15:08 IST

Another batch of four Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) MLAs from Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday arrived in Srinagar to join their nine colleagues, already in the city, to foil any 'poaching' bid by the Bahujan Samaj Party-Bharatiya Janata Party government following withdrawal of their party's support to the Mayawati government.

The four MLAs are Pratap Choudhary, Virendra Singh, Ranveer Singh and Kuka Bhai Hamid, sources said.

The first batch of MLAs, headed by Samar Pal Singh, arrived on Monday and drove straight to a five-star hotel overlooking the world famous Dal Lake, the sources said.

Besides Samar Pal Singh, the group comprised Choudhary Babu Lal, Jaswant Singh, Tej Pal, Ganga Prasad Pushkar, Ajay Kumar, Prem Singh, Raj Pal Singh and Swami Omvesh.

The 14-member RLD withdrew support to the Mayawati government last week after RLD chief Ajit Singh resigned from the Union Cabinet, plunging the BSP-BJP coalition in crisis.

Significantly, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, during her three-day visit to the Kashmir valley, had said her party was not averse to joining hands with Mulayam Singh's Samajwadi Party and the RLD to counter the BSP-BJP led coalition in UP.

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Sub: UP MLAs are running here and there

it is shameful on the part of our democrocy that in UP state MLAs are being purchased to prove the majority and mainting there power ...

Posted by natwar daga

Sub: Democracy?

What kind of democracy is it where representatives of people have to run away to avoid harrassment and poaching?

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