MP Veerendra Kumar resigns RS seat
New Delhi: Kerala Janata Dal (U) president M P Veerendra Kumar resigned his Rajya Sabha seat. He sent the resignation letter to Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu.
Veerendra Kumar had announced his decision to quit the RS seat as he did not want to be a part of JD(U) of Nitish Kumar, which joined BJP-led NDA.
Sharad Yadav was recently disqualified as a Rajya Sabha member after Rajya Sabha chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu agreed to his party's plea that he had "voluntarily given up" his membership by joining a rally of opposition parties in Patna in August.
Meanwhile, rumours are afloat that JD(U) may align with Janata Dal (S) which is part of the LDF front.
Shrivastava said Veerendra Kumar, who was elected to the Upper House from Kerala last year with support from the Congress-led UDF, resigned "so that no one questions his integrity that he is aligning with (Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U President) Nitish Kumar".