West Bengal Assembly Speaker files affidavit in HC on PIL

West Bengal Assembly Speaker files affidavit in HC on PIL
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West Bengal Assembly Speaker recordsdata affidavit in HC on PIL for Mukul Roy’s removing as PAC chief

West Bengal Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee on Thursday filed an affidavit within the Calcutta High Court in reference to a PIL looking for removing of MLA Mukul Roy from the submit of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman.

A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice R Bharadwaj directed that the matter shall be taken up for listening to once more on August 24.

The Speaker submitted the affidavit on the appointment of Roy because the PAC chairman.

BJP MLA Ambika Roy moved the PIL earlier than the excessive court docket looking for removing of Mukul Roy from the submit of PAC chairman of the West Bengal meeting, making the Speaker of the House one of many respondents within the petition.

The state authorities has opposed the prayer claiming that it’s the area and discretion of the Speaker of the Assembly.

The petitioner has claimed that the submit of PAC chairman historically goes to an opposition member, however since Mukul Roy has joined the ruling Trinamool Congress after being elected on a BJP ticket, he ought to be faraway from the submit.

Claiming {that a} court docket can’t intervene within the selections of a Speaker regarding the enterprise or conduct of an Assembly as per Article 212 of the Constitution, Advocate General Kishore Dutta had on July 30 contended earlier than the court docket that the PIL was not maintainable and ought to be dismissed.

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