February 6, 2023
NDTV News


Mukul Roy converted to the Trinamool final week.

Kolkata:

Senior Trinamool Congress chief Mukul Roy had been among the many 14 MLAs who filed nominations for memberships of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the West Bengal meeting on Wednesday amid speculations that he could also be appointed its chairman.

Mr Roy, formally a BJP MLA from Krishnanagar Uttar, converted to the Trinamool final week however didn’t resign from the meeting or disqualified underneath the anti-defection regulation.

“Today, 14 names were submitted on behalf of the TMC for the membership of the Public Accounts Committee. Mukul Roy’s name was in that list,” stated a senior Trinamool chief. The BJP has additionally submitted a listing of six names for Public Accounts Committee memberships.

Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari stated Mr Roy’s nomination doesn’t matter as he would stop to exist as a member of the House underneath the anti-defection regulation.

The BJP legislative occasion is apprehensive that the publish of the PAC chairman, whose choice is the prerogative of the speaker, may go to Mr Roy as there have been situations when Congress MLAs switching over to Trinamool had been appointed to the necessary publish, occasion sources stated.

“As per the norm, the PAC chairman post goes to the opposition party. But in the last assembly, we saw how Manas Bhunia and Sankar Singh held the post despite switching over to the TMC and not resigning as Congress MLAs,” a state BJP chief stated.

Reacting to this, senior Trinamool MLA Tapas Ray stated it’s the prerogative of the speaker to pick out the PAC chairman.

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