Will leave it to the Assembly speaker to decide on the petition: Mukul Sangma
Earlier, the 12 MLAs had submitted their responses to the petition to the speaker, filed by Congress leader Ampareen Lyngdoh, who sought their disqualification as per the 10th Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
Former chief minister and All-India Trinamool Congress (AITC) leader, Mukul Sangma, on December 21, stated that the party will leave it to the Assembly speaker, Metbah Lyngdoh, to decide on the petition, seeking the disqualification of the 12 MLAs that defected from Congress to join the AITC, recently.
“We will leave it to the office of the Speaker and will assume nothing,” he said.
He further stated that the whole exercise was conducted in a manner inconsistent with the mandate of the relevant provisions of the Constitution. “We do not doubt, foresee or expect anything contrary to what we expect,” Sangma added.
Earlier, the 12 MLAs had submitted their responses to the petition to the speaker, filed by Congress leader Ampareen Lyngdoh, who sought their disqualification as per the 10th Schedule of the Indian Constitution. In response, the AITC leader said that relevant provisions of the Schedule would determine the overall expected ruling.
The former chief minister reiterated that the decision to join the AITC was a conscious one, following a long-drawn exercise and due diligence. Stating that they have clarity, Sangma said that their responsibility lay in protecting the interests of the people of Meghalaya, enabling them to realise their dreams and aspirations.
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