Mukul Roy named PAC chairman, BJP cries foul

Wednesday 14th July 2021 07:26 EDT

Veteran politician Mukul Roy, who recently rejoined the Trinamool Congress after winning the Assembly polls from Krishnanagar North on a BJP ticket, was made the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman on the last day of the Budget Session in the West Bengal Assembly. The BJP MLAs, who pitched for Ashok Lahiri as the PAC chief, staged a walked as a mark of protest following the appointment of Roy. “This is the first time in history that the opposition party has not been given the PAC chairman’s post. The Speaker has done this intentionally to hide misappropriation of funds. Had BJP’s Ashok Lahiri been made the PAC chairman, all the misdoings would have come to light,” said leader of opposition Suvendu Adhikari.

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