Congress chief whip Bhubaneswar Kalita, Samajwadi Party Sanjay Seth resign from Rajya Sabha

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NEW DELHI: After Congress MP Sanjay Singh, now anther parliamentarian from Assam Bhubaneswar Kalita resigned from the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

In his letter, Kalita said, “I was asked by party to issue whip but this is against mood of the nation.”

Bhubaneswar Kalita contested the last Lok Sabha elections from Mangaldai constituency but lost to Bharatiya Janata Party’s Dilip Saikia.

In another development, Samajwadi Party (SP) MP Sanjay Seth resigned from the Rajya Sabha and the party, and is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Seth is the third MP to have resigned from the party as well as the Rajya Sabha in the past one month. Earlier, Neeraj Shekhar and Surendra Nagar had submitted their resignations and joined the BJP.

Seth’s resignation is a big jolt to the party as he was not only SP’s National Treasurer but also considered close to the Yadav family.

Seth is one of the biggest builders in central Uttar Pradesh and a business partner of Prateek Yadav, younger son of Mulayam Singh Yadav.

With the exit of Seth, the SP is now left with just ten members in the Rajya Sabha