Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon despatched a letter to Assembly Speaker NP Prajapati in the early hours of Wednesday, praising him for taking an “impartial and courageous” decision in accepting the resignations of six ministers.
After former Union minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia stops the Congress, 22 MLAs of the ruling get together, additionally submitted their resignations, pushing the 15-month-old Kamal Nath authorities to the brink of collapse. Of these, the speaker has accepted resignations of six MLAs.
“I can appreciate your concern for the security of the missing MLAs in view of their absence from the House as mentioned in your letter dated 17 March 2020. I can also guess the kind of pain you are undergoing since last 8-10 days in view of the above,” Tandon wrote, referring to a letter despatched to him by the Speaker.
“Although there is no mention of efforts made by you to know about these members, I believe that you must have taken adequate efforts for it,” he stated.
“As far as accepting the resignation of honorable members is concerned, I can praise your impartial and courageous decision to accept the resignation of six out of 22 members very soon. As the Speaker, you must be well aware of the legal procedure to accept the resignation of any member or what action needed to be taken when the members are absent without any information despite knowing about the session,” the governor wrote.
“However, I can also feel your dilemma in disposing of these MLAs’ resignation,” he added.
Regarding the lacking MLAs, Tandon stated they’ve been continually writing to him and the Speaker however in none of their letters have they talked about the place they’re at current. They haven’t talked about any issues on their very own, he added.
“Their letters and videos are also constantly getting highlighted in newspapers, electronic and social media and now they have also reached the Supreme Court,” Tandon stated.
“In the last paragraph of your letter, you have demanded security for the MLAs. It is the duty of the executive to ensure the security of each and every citizen of the state and I am sure, you also wanted the same from it only, but, it appears that you have erroneously sent it to me,” the governor wrote.
Tandon additionally requested the Speaker to ship a replica of the guidelines of the House concerning some questions and their solutions that the latter had sought on the subject.