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09 December, 2009

Bishnoi wants ‘defector’ HJC legislators unseated

Chandigarh, Dec 9: Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) president Kuldip Bishnoi Wednesday sought that five legislators who ‘defected’ from his party and joined the ruling Congress should be disqualified and thereby unseated from the state assembly.
Bishnoi submitted petitions to Speaker Harmohinder Singh Chatha at the Haryana assembly here. Since Chatha was not in his office, Bishnoi spoke to him on phone and was told to leave the petitions with the speaker’s office here.
Bishnoi was accompanied by former Chandigarh MP and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Satya Pal Jain, who is also a lawyer.
Bishnoi sought disqualification of the five legislators on the ground that their defection from the HJC was in violation of the provisions of the Anti-Defection Act. ...