Left Menu
Development News Edition

MP House agenda skips mention of floor test;LoP meets governor

PTI | Bhopal | Updated: 15-03-2020 23:01 IST | Created: 15-03-2020 23:01 IST
MP House agenda skips mention of floor test;LoP meets governor

Holding of a floor test on Monday, as directed by Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon, found no mention in the List of Business (LoB) issued by the state Assembly secretariat on Sunday night. The LoB has mentioned only about the Governor's customary address on the first day of the Budget session and the motion of thanks.

The principal secretary of the Legislative Assembly could not be reached for his reaction despite repeated attempts. However, former minister and an expert on legislative matters, Choudhary Rakesh Singh Chaturvedi told PTI: "Governor is the head of the state while Speaker is the head of the Assembly, who has all powers vested in him. A speaker works as per his discretion and according to the rules and procedures of the House".

On Saturday late night, the governor directed Chief Minister Kamal Nath to seek a floor test, four days after the Congress-led government was pushed to the brink following resignation of 22 MLAs, who are believed to be loyalists of former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, who has since joined the BJP. Chaturvedi opined that the governor should not have ordered a floor test without physically verifying the resignations of the 22 MLAs.

On Tuesday, 19 MLAs had e-mailed their resignations to the governor. "How can the governor be confident that the letters of these MLAs are genuine and are not written under any pressure," he asked.

"Moreover, the governor's secretariat has also not given its proper advise on the matter. If any resignation is accepted in this manner, then tomorrow a Naxalite can kidnap a legislator and on gun-point force him to write his resignation letter," Chaturvedi said. "Before writing a letter to the CM directing him to seek a trust vote, the governor should have asked the Assembly's secretariat to provide him the list of MLAs belonging to each political party and acted accordingly, or he should have directed the Opposition party to parade the MLAs," he said.

Meanwhile, former principal secretary of the Assembly, Bhagwan Dev Israni said the state Assembly can always come out with the supplementary business list in the night or even in the morning of a session. Israni said that the governor has directed the chief minister and the Assembly under Article 175(2) of the Constitution to seek the trust vote.

"However, it is the discretion of the speaker to conduct the proceedings," he said. Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition Gopal Bhargava rushed to meet the governor on Sunday night, after the LoB was released.

"The Congress government wants to evade the floor test. This is unconstitutional as the governor has issued clear directives that the Kamal Nath should seek trust vote just after his (governor's) address (to the House) on Monday. "We have conveyed to the governor that the agenda of the state Assembly for Monday doesn't include this (holding of floor test), and he assured me that a suitable action will be taken," Bhargava added..


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Rethinking Rural Livelihoods in the Times of COVID-19

The reverse migration caused by COVID 19 pandemic has put an additional burden of about one crore people on Indian villages particularly in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Bengal and Odisha. Besides increasing the risk of spreading the ...

‘Discounted Deaths’ and COVID 19: Anthropology of Death and Emotions

Death is a social event rather than the mere cessation of biological functions. As seen by anthropologists, death is not just physical but intensely social, cultural, and political....

Indigenous knowledge of communities a must for maximizing impact of community work

Generally, it has been observed that the majority of the academicians in higher education institutions neglect the wisdom of community people and throw their weight around thinking that they know everything and the community knows nothing. ...

In rebuking FBR, Pakistan’s courts take a stand for public health

The system, if implemented effectively, will allow Pakistans revenue service to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products and potentially add hundreds of millions of dollars to the states budget each year. ...

Videos

Latest News

‘Saath Do’: Shaan, Anuradha Palakurthi sing of hope and togetherness during coronavirus crisis

Playback singer Shaan and Indian-American vocalist Anuradha Palakurthi have lent their voice to Saath Do, a music video about finding hope and positivity in togetherness at a time when the world is grappling with the coronavirus pandemic. D...

Final instalment of Rs 500 to women Jan Dhan a/c holders from Friday: FinMin

Women Jan Dhan bank account holders will start getting the third and final instalment of Rs 500 from Friday in line with the announcement made by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in March. To help the poor tide over the COVID-19 crisis, ...

Prohibitory orders, tightened security ahead of 'Snan Purnima' festival in Puri

Security has been beefed up and prohibitory orders will be imposed in parts of Odishas Puri town from Thursday night to prevent large congregation of devotees on the occasion of Lord Jagannaths Snan Purnima festival on Friday in the time of...

Protecting coastal village from nature's fury: Kerala HC

Kochi, June 4 PTI The Kerala High Court has directed the state government to take immediate steps to protect the lives and properties of people living in a coastal village in Ernakulam district, as they face the fury of nature every monsoon...

Give Feedback