Cong ready to move ‘no confidence motion’

STAFF REPORTER
IMPHAL, 25th Jul: Congress party is all set to move a ‘no confidence motion’ against the BJP-led coalition government during the upcoming Manipur Legislative Assembly session scheduled on July 10.
The party is also ready to file ‘contempt of court’ against speaker Y Khemchand next week for disqualifying some Congress MLAs in violation of Indian Constitution just before the Rajya Sabha election to secure votes for BJP candidate Sanajaoba Leishemba, stated Congress MLA K Meghachandra.
Addressing media persons Saturday at his official residence, Meghachandra said that BJP-led coalition government’s plan to hold assembly session for only one day amidst burning issues of COVID-19 pandemic and drug haul case has compelled to raise the question whether the coalition government fears of extending the session. The drug haul case involving a former ADC Chandel chairman needs discussion in the assembly as affidavit of a police officer submitted to the court in connection with the case charged several key leaders of state BJP of interfering in investigation of the case. The issue needs urgent discussion in the House as some ruling MLAs are not comfortable in remaining in the government after several leaders of the ruling party figured in the police officer’s affidavit, Meghachandra said, adding that the drug issue is going viral in national media as well as on social media.
Meghachandra also said that Congress party will take time to move ‘no confidence motion’ against the coalition government during the upcoming assembly session.
Titular king Leishemba Sanajaoba was forcibly elected in the Rajya Sabha election held recently and even took oath but Congress party would not remain silent as the election was illegal, he said adding that Congress party is ready to file ‘contempt of court’ against speaker Y Khemchand for violating Indian Constitution just to elect BJP candidate in the election.
Recalling how the speaker disqualified some Congress MLAs just before the Rajya Sabha election, Meghachandra said the disqualification hearing at speaker’s tribunal scheduled for June 22 was pre-poned to one day before Rajya Sabha election on June 18 by issuing notification through social media in complete disregard of laws of the land.
The speaker resorted to such an unprecedented means only to ensure election of BJP candidate in the election and hence Congress party will initiate steps to punish authoritarian nature of the speaker and also to show him that no one is above the law, he added.
While asserting that BJP government is acting at its on will, Meghachandra pointed out that Z-category security cover provided to former chief minister O Ibobi Singh was removed without recommendation of the state government and a fake NIA team threatened family of MLA Yamthong Haokip while Congress MLAs were staying in a camp to form government recently. He also asked the government to clarify if the NIA team which posed threat to Yamthong’s family was fake or not as some ruling MLAs have disclosed


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