JD-U suspends Ansari from parliamentary party

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New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United on Friday suspended its rebel MP Ali Anwar Ansari for taking part in a meeting of opposition parties convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Party leader K. C. Tyagi said Ansari has been “suspended from the parliamentary party” for attending the meeting.

Ansari, who is a Rajya Sabha MP, along with party leader Sharad Yadav have expressed differences with party chief Nitish Kumar’s decision to snap ties with Congress and RJD and form a government in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Leaders of Congress and 15 other opposition parties met here on Thursday to take forward their coordination against the Narendra Modi government.

–IANS

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