Lord Meghnad Desai left the Labor Party alleging racism, will sit as an Independent in the Upper House

Desai, 80, said, "I have been a long-time supporter of the Labor Party but after 49 years, I decided to end my membership on Thursday."

21st November, 2020


Indian economist and writer Lord Meghnad Desai has left Britain's opposition Labor Party. He has resigned, accusing the party of failing to deal effectively with racism. He will now sit as an Independent in the High House of the British Parliament.

Desai, 80, said, "I have been a long-time supporter of the Labor Party, but after 49 years, I decided to end my membership on Thursday." The basic reason behind doing this is to re-join former party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

He refused to accept the party whip in the House of Commons

Desai said that the country's Human Rights Commission had found him responsible for the illegal acts, but he was reinstated in the party after 19 days of suspension. Desai said, 'It is a very strange decision to re-join him without any apology. He also refused to accept a party whip in the House of Commons. Jewish MPs were not only misbehaved but women MPs were trolled. '

He has sent his resignation to Labor Party leader Baroness Angela Smith in the House of Lords. Let me tell you that the Labor Party has been accused of racism.

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Pankaj Prasad