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TDP MP disqualified for defying trust vote whip

December 16, 2008 20:12 IST

Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee [Images] on Tuesday disqualified Telugu Desam Party MP M Jagannath, who defied a party whip and voted for the Congress-led United Progressive government in a trust vote

He was diusqualified according to the Anti-Defection Law under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution, a Lok Sabha release said.

Jagannath's disqualification was sought by TDP for defying its whip and voting in favour of the UPA government during the July 22 trust vote.

The TDP MP from Nagarkurnool (SC) in Mahabubnagar in Andhra Pradesh was earlier expelled from the party.

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