Punjab Assembly Special Session: Governor Banwarilal Purohit has withdrawn the order to convene a special session of the Punjab Legislative Assembly. The Punjab Governor issued a statement saying that due to the “absence of specific rules” to do so, the Punjab government has withdrawn the order of the special session of the assembly called for the confidence motion.
The Punjab cabinet had approved the convening of a special session of the Legislative Assembly on 22 September to bring the confidence motion. Chief Minister god value This decision was taken in the cabinet meeting held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of CM Mann had earlier announced on Monday that a special session of the assembly would be called. AAP had accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of trying to topple the government in Punjab.
The ruling party had recently claimed that at least 10 of its MLAs were approached by the BJP with an offer of Rs 25 crore each to topple the six-month-old government. AAP has an overwhelming majority with 92 MLAs in the 117-member Punjab Assembly. Whereas Congress has 18 MLAs. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has three, BJP has two and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has one. There is also an independent member.
After the special session of the AAP government was called, many opposition leaders had termed it unconstitutional. Former deputy speaker Bir Devinder Singh termed the session illegal and urged the governor to examine the assembly rule book. Apart from this, Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira had written a letter to the Governor urging him not to allow this special session called by the state government.
Describing this special session as unconstitutional, the Congress MLA wrote in the letter that there is no provision for a confidence motion under the rules of procedure and conduct of business in the House.