Himachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Accepts Resignations of Three Independent MLAs

Himachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kuldeep Singh Pathania accepted the resignations of three Independent MLAs who supported the BJP candidate in the Rajya Sabha polls. The resignations of MLAs Hoshiyar Singh, Ashish Sharma, and K L Thakur were initially paused due to claims they resigned under duress, but have now been finalized.


PTI | Shimla | Updated: 03-06-2024 13:57 IST | Created: 03-06-2024 13:57 IST
Himachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Accepts Resignations of Three Independent MLAs
Kuldeep Singh Pathania
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In a significant political development, Himachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kuldeep Singh Pathania has confirmed the acceptance of the resignations of three Independent MLAs. The announcement was made on Monday, putting an end to the status of the three legislators who had controversially voted for the BJP candidate in the recent Rajya Sabha elections.

Pathania informed reporters that the resignations were now officially accepted, and as a result, the three legislators have ceased to be members of the 14th Vidhan Sabha with immediate effect. The MLAs in question are Hoshiyar Singh from Dehra, Ashish Sharma from Hamirpur, and K L Thakur from Nalagarh.

The controversy had started on February 27 during the Rajya Sabha elections, where the three Independent MLAs cast their votes in favor of BJP candidate Harsh Mahajan, alongside six Congress rebels. Although the three resigned on March 22, the Speaker had initially held off on accepting their resignations pending an inquiry into claims by the Congress legislative party that the resignations were made under duress. With the final acceptance, the chapter appears to be closed, albeit amid significant political ramifications.

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