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The Chhattisgarh Assembly rose for the day on Wednesday amid the commotion of the BJP over the resignation of Minister TS Singhdeo in the Panchayat department. He claimed they set him aside.
On the first day of the Assembly’s monsoon session, members of the BJP opposition demanded a statement from Prime Minister Bhupesh Baghel in the House on the issue, alleging that there is a constitutional crisis in the state, since the minister himself has not expressed his confidence. in the functioning of government.
“Minister accuses chief minister, this is a serious matter”
BJP MPs Brijmohan Agarwal, Ajay Chandrakar and other party MPs claimed that a minister has lodged complaints against the Prime Minister and that it is a serious problem.
Singhdev not present in the house
Although Singhdev is on tour in Gujarat, he was not present at the House. He has been appointed by Congress as an observer of the Gujarat elections to be held later this year.
The BJP MP said the chief minister should make statements in the house
BJP lawmakers claimed that under constitutional provisions, the cabinet and executive are accountable to the legislature, but the state government has failed on that front. He also said that the minister concerned (Singhdeo) or the chief minister should make a statement on the matter in the House. In the absence of Singh Deo, the chief minister should talk about it.
He said Singhdeo, in his letter to Baghel, stated that he was not allowed to work independently and expressed distrust towards the prime minister.
BJP members said even the minister has claimed that a committee headed by the chief secretary was formed to approve the work of the Panchayat Department against the labor rule and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (GAG). ) by Mahatma Gandhi. There was a strike conspiracy by MGNREGA workers.
Vice Speaker asked- How did the letter written by a minister to the prime minister become a matter of constitutional crisis?
He said it is against the Constitution and the rule for a secretary-in-chief to give final approval to a minister. However, Assembly Speaker Charan Das Mahant asked under what rule opposition members raised this issue. He asked- How has the letter written by a minister to the chief minister become a matter of constitutional crisis? Mahant said so far the assembly has not received any information on the acceptance of the resignation of any minister.
Opposition leader Dharampal Kaushik and other members of the opposition said that until the issue is resolved and the minister in chief makes a statement in the House, there would be no further formalities in the Assembly.
The chamber rose for ten minutes in the midst of the commotion. After resuming proceedings, members of the opposition raised the issue again and asked for a statement from Prime Minister Baghle.