Disqualify 7 Cong MLAs: SAD-BJP
Central team arrives today; state pegs loss at Rs 1,216 cr
- The SAD and the BJP today asked Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh to disqualify seven Congress legislators for accepting an office of profit, besides disqualifying and debarring four MLAs, who had resigned from AAP and violated the Representation of Peoples Act.
- A delegation, led by SAD legislative party leader Parminder Singh Dhindsa and Bikram Singh Majithia and Arun Narang, told the Speaker that “a grave constitutional crisis has arisen in Punjab”.
- The delegation said the appointments were in violation of the 91st amendment of the Constitution which stated that the total number of ministers should not exceed 15 per cent of the total strength of the House.
- The state exchequer had been burdened with the appointment at a time when 25 lakh students were not getting mid-day meal, SC scholarships were on hold, sugarcane dues were not paid to farmers, government employees were not getting DA and no money was released even for a pious occasion like 550th Gurpurb of Guru Nanak, they alleged.