Loose talk costs MP her seat

A careless remark in a fit of anger by the husband of a sitting Samajwadi Party Lok Sabha member on SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav not only cost her the renomination but the couple was also expelled from the party.

SP MP from Hathras parliamentary constituency Sarika Baghel’s husband Devendra Singh Baghel reportedly, during heated arguments with a senior police official in Agra on Friday, called Mulayam buddha (old man).

According to reports, Devendra Baghel had been exerting pressure on a senior traffic policeman to allow autorickshaws to ply on the busy Mahatma Gandhi Road in Agra city.

The auto drivers had approached the hubby of the Member of Parliament to help them in this regard.

The traffic cop, however, refused to budge from his stand, following which Devendra, who too was a member of the SP, got angry and

gatecrashed into the police officer’s office on Friday, sources said.

“If you want the buddha (Mulayam) to become the prime minister, you will have to do what I tell you, even if it is illegal,” Devendra Baghel reportedly told the officer.

He had no idea whatsoever that the conversation was being recorded. A little later it made its way to Samajwadi Party office and also to some local TV channels.

An embarrassed SP leadership swung into action and dropped Sarika Baghel from the list of its nominees and also expelled the couple from the party.

Devendra Baghel had earlier also caused embarrassment to the party by his deeds.
He had been accused of grabbing a house and exerting pressure on the officials to do illegal work.
The SP has replaced Sarika Baghel with Maharaj Singh Dhangar.

Devendra however denied having made the remark attributed to him and said that he would continue to be loyal to Mulayam.

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