Chief of the Trinamool Congress occasion within the Lok Sabha, Sudip Bandopadhyay held a telephonic dialog with Speaker Om Birla on Thursday searching for disqualification of occasion MPs Sisir Adhikari and Sunil Mondal, who left the Mamata Banerjee-led occasion and joined the BJP, beneath anti-defection guidelines.
The Trinamool MP mentioned that he had despatched two letters to the Speaker on the difficulty in January and Could.
“I had a chat with Speaker Om Birla searching for disqualification of Sisir Adhikari and Sunil Mondal. He mentioned that he’ll undergo the papers,” Mr Bandopadhyay mentioned.
Kanthi MP Sisir Adhikari and Bardhaman Purba MP Sunil Mondal, elected on Trinamool tickets within the 2019 basic elections, had converted to the BJP earlier than the meeting polls however didn’t step down.
Mr Bandopadhyay informed PTI, he had written to the Speaker on Could 17 searching for “disqualification of Sisir Kumar Adhikari as a member of the Lok Sabha, as per Rule 6 of the Members of Lok Sabha (disqualification on grounds of defection) Guidelines, 1985.”
Mr Bandopadhyay mentioned that he had additionally despatched a reminder to the Speaker on Could 12 about his earlier petition despatched in January searching for Mr Mondal’s disqualification beneath anti-defection guidelines.
The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday had expressed displeasure on the BJP-led central authorities for “hurriedly” renominating former journalist Swapan Dasgupta, who had resigned from Rajya Sabha and unsuccessfully contested the current West Bengal meeting elections on a BJP ticket, to the Higher Home of Parliament.
Whereas Mr Dasgupta was renominated to the Rajya Sabha, the Lok Sabha Speaker didn’t reply to the pleas of the Trinamool to disqualify the membership of occasion MPs Sunil Mondal and Sisir Adhikari, Trinamool spokesperson Kunal Ghosh had mentioned.