Suvendu Adhikari, the chief of opposition in West Bengal meeting, on Friday mentioned that he’ll go to court docket to hunt the disqualification of Mukul Roy as BJP MLA underneath the anti-defection regulation.
Mr Adhikari met the meeting Speaker, Biman Bandopadhyay, this afternoon for the primary listening to of his petition, filed mid-June, looking for motion towards Mukul Roy who fought the state elections on a BJP ticket, gained after which joined the Trinamool on June 11 within the presence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
“Given our past experience, the anti-defection law is never implemented in this assembly. Someone was elected on a BJP ticket and the Trinamool has made him a PAC chairman. So, we have made up our minds to take the matter to court. On the basis of documents, the anti-defection law implemented in the whole country should also be implemented here. We want the matter to be heard quickly and decided as well,” he mentioned.
The speaker has set July 30 for the subsequent listening to. The BJP might go to court docket earlier than that date.
Mr Roy was not too long ago appointed chairman of the general public accounts committee (PAC), a place historically held by an opposition MLA.
The Speaker made the appointment ignoring six names submitted for the place by the BJP, the get together claimed. Mr Roy’s identify was proposed by the lone Gorkha Janmukti Morcha MLA within the Meeting and seconded by a Trinamool MLA.
Requested in regards to the difficulty, the Chief Minister had then mentioned, “What is the problem? Mukul Roy is a BJP MLA”.
The BJP claims within the final ten years there have been a number of circumstances when opposition MLAs of the Congress or Left defected to Trinamool Congress however didn’t be part of the get together formally. No motion was taken towards them underneath the anti-defection regulation.
In 2016, one such Congress MLA, Manas Bhuiyan, was appointed the PAC chairman when the Left-Congress mix had named CPM MLA Sujan Chakraborty for the publish. Congress had urged Mr Bhuiyan to step down and never fall prey to Trinamool technique, however he caught to his weapons.
The Trinamool Congress has responded to the BJP assaults on Mukul Roy’s appointment, saying the choice is is totally the prerogative of the speaker.
Mr Adhikari, nonetheless, mentioned the BJP had not nominated Mukul Roy however famous economist Ashok Lahiri, who was once the financial advisor to the PMO, for the publish.
“As an alternative of appointing a PhD in economics as PSC chairman they’ve chosen to nominate the next secondary go Mr Adhikari mentioned.
Mr Mukul Roy refused to touch upon the difficulty.