Lucknow: Sitting BSP MP Dhananjay Singh was on Wednesday suspended from the party by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for reportedly rendering support and meeting expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh in jail.

Singh reportedly met Amar Singh, lodged in Tihar jail in connection with the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, without taking permission from the party and had also gave a statement in his favour, state BSP president Swami Prasad Maurya said.

"As the matter is pending before court, giving any statement in favour of the accused amounts to contempt which the party had taken seriously," he said.

Singh has also been suspended for indiscipline and not taking interest in resolving problems faced by the people in his constituency Jaunpur, he said.

The BSP supremo has also directed that Singh should neither be invited nor included in any of party programmes in future, Maurya said.

"Information was received that the MP instead of using his local area development fund on the welfare of the people misused it and spent it on his relatives," he said.

Meanwhile, BSP MP Dhananjay Singh alleged that party supremo Mayawati was being misled by a section of party leaders and officers.

"I will give my reply to party supremo Mayawati, if she asks for the same. She was misled by a section of party leaders and some officers, who were conspiring against me," Singh told reporters.

Singh, who was suspended for indiscipline and not taking interest in resolving problems of people in his constituency, said that before becoming MP, he had elected MLA twice and the people of his constituency knew what he had done for them.

About the allegations that he went to meet Amar Singh in New Delhi, Singh claimed at the time of joining BSP he was not told that permission had to be taken from the party for meeting anyone.

"I have personal relations with Amar Singh, who is ailing. I will be with him whenever he needs my help -- not in political but on health issues. I feel that politics should not come in such issues," Singh said clarifying his stand.

On the allegation of misuse of his local area development fund, Singh said that anyone could inquire about it.

"I will also provide a list of works which were provided grants from my fund to counter the claim," he said, adding that the party should have sent a show cause notice and sought his reply before taking the suspension decision.

About his future course of action, Singh said he had not decided about it but it was certain that he would remain in politics and counter all the allegations.

(Agencies)