Monday, March 06, 2006

Pressure on Jaya Bachchan to quit RS seat

Pressure on Jaya Bachchan to quit RS seat: "The Election Commission has recommended disqualification of Jaya Bachchan as member of Parliament's Upper House.

Reports say a complaint against Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh seeking his disqualification from the House has also been sent from the President's office to the Commission.

According to the separate complaints both are holding an office of profit alongside their position as a member of Parliament.

It said Bachchan was appointed as Chairperson of Uttar Pradesh Film Development Corporation after she became MP and Singh heads the UP Development Council.

Actress Bachchan, also of the Samajwadi Party said she has not been informed of the disqualification move. The Commission was acting on a reference from the office of President APJ Abdul Kalam and his decision is final in the issue. "

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