Mukul Roy’s appointment as House panel chief triggers another BJP vs Trinamool face-off in Bengal | India News

NEW DELHI: The BJP in Bengal has unleashed a contemporary offensive in opposition to the appoitment of Mukul Roy because the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee by chief minister Mamata Banerjee. Mukul Roy, who had received the meeting elections on a BJP ticket, is now with the Trianmool camp.
Eight BJP legislators on Tuesday resigned as heads of assorted meeting panels in protest in opposition to Roy’s appointment. A BJP delegation additionally visited Raj Bhavan to apprise Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar of the “blatant violation of democratic norms by the ruling social gathering” and search his intervention.
As per norms, a legislator of the principle opposition social gathering is made the chairperson of PAC, which retains a tab on authorities spending.
Mukul Roy is within the Trinamool camp, however technically he’s nonetheless a BJP MLA as he has not but resigned from his meeting seat.
The BJP has already petitioned the speaker for Roy’s disqualification and the listening to is scheduled to be held on July 16.
Manoj Tigga, one of many BJP MLAs who stop, stated: “Roy’s appointment is undemocratic and a unadorned show of partisan politics. In protest, we’ve got determined to step down.”
Chief of opposition Suvendu Adhikari additionally objected to Roy’s elevation, arguing that Mukul Roy can’t be thought of a legislator of the saffron camp.
Nevertheless, the Trinamool Congress rejected the costs levelled by the BJP.
“Appointments for any meeting panel ought to be left to the discretion of the speaker, who did go by the rule on this case,” stated Tapas Roy, the TMC deputy chief whip within the Home.
Slamming the BJP, he stated “It must be stored in thoughts that the BJP had been plotting to topple democratically elected governments all around the nation to seize energy. They have no proper to talk on democratic values.”
In the meantime, to step up strain on the West Bengal meeting speaker, the state BJP desires to fulfill President Ram Nath Kovind and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and submit a memorandum “describing how democracy is being throttled by the TMC in West Bengal with post-poll violence and unfair practices within the meeting”.
BJP MLAs had staged a walkout within the meeting on July 9 after Roy was made the chief of PAC.
“This authorities doesn’t let the Comptroller and Auditor Common (CAG) conduct audits. It simply desires its personal individuals to know the place it’s spending,” Adhikari had stated at a press meet after the walkout.
He additional stated that BJP had pitched economist and social gathering MLA Ashok Lahiri as PAC chairperson, however the speaker glided by TMC’s advice and appointed Roy.
(With inputs from PTI)

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