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Samajwadi Party MP Surendra Singh Nagar resigns from Rajya Sabha; likely to join BJP

In another jolt to Samajwadi Party, its Rajya Sabha MP Surendra Singh Nagar on Friday resigned from the Upper House of the parliament. Nagar submitted his resignation to Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu, which was accepted by him.

Surendra Singh Nagar, a Rajya Sabha Parliamentarian from Uttar Pradesh, is likely to join Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday. He was nominated by the party in 2016 and his tenure was slated to end in 2022.

Surendra Singh Nagar had in 2009 represented Gautam Budh Nagar in the Lok Sabha contesting on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ticket.

He was associated with Mayawati’s BSP from the year 2008 to 2014. However, ahead of the general elections 2014, he joined the Samajwadi Party.

The development comes days after Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha MP Neeraj Shekhar quit the party to join Bharatiya Janata Party. Former Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha MP Neeraj Shekhar, who is the son of former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar, joined Bharatiya Janata Party last month in July. 

Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha MP Neeraj Shekhar was elected to the Rajya Sabha after he unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha Polls 2014 from Ballia Parliamentary Seat. Shekhar’s term in the Upper House is slated to end in November next year.

In the meantime, the Poll Office had already announced a by-poll to the one Rajya Sabha seat of Uttar Pradesh, a seat that fell vacant after the resignation of Neeraj Shekhar. As per the schedule, voting to elect a Parliamentarian will be held on August 26.

It should be noted that post-poll verdict and on the backdrop huge mandate to Bharatiya Janata Party, many MPs are quitting Rajya Sabha and joining BJP. prior to this, 4 Rajya Sabha Member of Chandrababu Naidu‘s Telugu Desam Party (TDP) merged the party with the ruling BJP in the Upper House of the Parliament.

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