Trinamool chief Mukul Roy on Wednesday submitted his nomination for the put up of chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) within the Meeting, a transfer the BJP had publicly mentioned was within the offing.
Ruden Lepcha, Kalimpong MLA and a pacesetter of the Binay Tamang faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), proposed Roy’s identify for the put up.
Speaker Biman Banerjee mentioned, “A choice (on the subsequent PAC chairman) will likely be taken in accordance with the principles.”
The BJP, on its half, has proposed six names for the put up. They’re Ashok Lahiri, Suvendu Adhikari, Bankim Ghosh, Ambika Roy, Vivekananda Baury, Nikhil Ranjan Dey and Tarun Maiti. In response to sources, a complete of 13 names have been submitted on behalf of the Trinamool.
Roy submitted his identify independently as, formally, he’s nonetheless a BJP MLA. The PAC will likely be constituted with 20 members of the Meeting. The Speaker will determine whose identify will likely be formally proposed for the put up of PAC chairman.
PAC was fashioned to maintain an account of the revenue and expenditure of the federal government. By conference, a member of an Opposition social gathering is made the PAC chairman by the Speaker. Nevertheless, if Roy have been to get the put up, he can be the primary member of a ruling social gathering to be made the chairman.
Nevertheless, the TMC argument is that Roy continues to be a member of the Opposition within the Home.
BJP chief Shamik Bhattacharya mentioned, “Mukul Roy has no ethical, political or constitutional proper to be an MLA. So how did he submit his nomination for this [PAC] put up? This solely goes to point out that TMC doesn’t comply with any constitutional norms.”