//BJP suspends MLA Somari Ram after TV expose

BJP suspends MLA Somari Ram after TV expose

LUCKNOW: BJP on Thursday night suspended party MLA from Kerakat in Jaunpur district, Somaru Ram after he was shown accepting bribe from an alleged NGO during a sting operation by a TV news channel.

State BJP media in charge Narendra Singh Rana told PTI here on Thursday night that UP Party Chief Keshrinath Tripathi has suspended the MLA with immediate effect and demanded dismissal and arrest of two state ministers – Mehboob Ali and rakesh Verma who were also shown as involved in drug trafficking in the operation. Rana said the whole issue was being enquired into by the Party. The Party has demanded registration of FIR against the two ministers, their arrest and dismissal from the State ministry, he said.
Ram and BSP MLA Anil Maurya were shown accepting bribe from an NGO and demanding protection money from it by CNN-IBN channel.