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SP leader Neeraj Shekhar resigns from Rajya Sabha

PTI New Delhi | Updated on July 15, 2019 Published on July 15, 2019

File Photo of SP leader Neeraj Shekhar   -  PTI

Samajwadi Party leader Neeraj Shekhar on Monday resigned as member of the Rajya Sabha and his resignation was accepted by Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, sources said.

Shekhar, the son of former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar, met Naidu and told him he is resigning voluntarily and not under any compulsion, the sources said.

Shekhar was a prominent leader of the Samajwadi Party and there is speculation that he might join the BJP. He first became a member of the Lok Sabha in 2008 in the by-elections for the Ballia constituency. The following year, he won again from the same constituency.

Published on July 15, 2019
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