BJP urges speaker to disqualify Mukul Roy

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 07:22 EDT

BJP legislative wing submitted a letter to West Bengal assembly Speaker’s office, urging disqualification of Krishnanagar Uttar MLA Mukul Roy, who re-joined Trinamool Congress after winning the assembly polls on a saffron party ticket. BJP MLA Manoj Tigga submitted leader of opposition (LoP) Suvendu Adhikari’s letter to the Speaker’s office. Speaker Biman Banerjee, however, said he was yet to receive it. Under the anti-defection law, the speaker will examine the application and summon the alleged defector before taking a decision. Bengal BJP leaders also cited a recent SC order relating to the Manipur assembly in which the apex court gave a four-week time frame to the Speaker to arrive at a decision on defection.

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