Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been terminated from the membership in the UP assembly following his conviction in Unnao rape case. Kuldeep Singh Sengar is no longer an MLA. In this regard, the notification has been issued by Principal Secretary Vidhan Sabha Pradeep Kumar Dubey, Sengar’s membership will be considered over from the day of the announcement of his life sentence. The Bangarmau assembly seat will now be considered vacant.
It has been said in the notification that Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been elected from the Bangarmau assembly in Unnao district. On 20 December 2019, a Delhi court convicted him in the Unnao rape case and sentenced him to life imprisonment. On July 10, 2013, according to an order of the Supreme Court, Kuldeep Singh Sengar’s membership of the assembly is considered to be over. BJP has already removed Kuldeep Sengar from the party.
The Supreme Court had said in 2013 judgment that if a legislator, MP or member of the Legislative Council is found guilty in any crime and due to this, he is sentenced to at least two years or more, then he will be disqualified immediately and will no longer be public representative.