Himachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Accepts Resignations of Three Independent MLAs

Himachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kuldeep Singh Pathania has accepted the resignations of three Independent MLAs who supported the BJP candidate in the Rajya Sabha elections. These MLAs, who had previously joined the BJP, resigned from the assembly on March 22, and their resignations were accepted after legal proceedings and political turmoil.


PTI | Shimla | Updated: 03-06-2024 14:46 IST | Created: 03-06-2024 14:46 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 officially accepted the resignations of three Independent MLAs. The decision comes after the trio supported the BJP candidate in the recent Rajya Sabha polls, sparking controversy and subsequent legal challenges.

The Independent MLAs Hoshiyar Singh (Dehra), Ashish Sharma (Hamirpur), and K L Thakur (Nalagarh) had tendered their resignations from the assembly on March 22 but faced delays due to claims of duress. Their move to the BJP and subsequent court interventions highlighted the gravity of the situation.

With the Speaker's acceptance, the 14th Vidhan Sabha's strength has been reduced further. The matter, which included a dharna and legal petitions, draws to a close with a call for simultaneous elections and considerations over the cost and conduct implications.

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