"Suspension is no punishment. For the wrong deeds of these MLAs, they should be sent to jail," she said. The party is also completely silent on the issue of its MLA arrested from a Goa dance bar, she told reporters in the national capital.
    
Mayawati also said that the law and order is poor in Uttar Pradesh and several SP MLAs have criminal backgrounds.
    
"Either they (SP MLAs) are very corrupt or have a criminal background. Their character too has not been very good," she said.
    
SP had suspended its three MLAs on Wednesday and one among them is Mahendra Singh, from Sevta in Sitapur district, who had been held in a Goa dance bar after a police raid and was booked under Anti-Prostitution Act.
    
The other two suspended MLAs are Radhey Shyam Jaiswal (Sitapur) and Ramlal Akela (Bachrawah-Raebareli). The action was taken against them for their involvement in ‘anti-party activities.’
    
Jaiswal's son Shailendra and Akela's son Vikrant had also been expelled from the party. While Shailendra's name cropped up in the firing incident in Sitapur for alleged land grabbing on Tuesday, Vikrant had allegedly got a house bulldozed in Raebareli to grab a piece of land.

(Agencies)

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