CM Bhagwant Mann calls again Assembly Session on September 27 after a dispute with Governor


CM Bhagwant Mann calls again Assembly Session on September 27 after a dispute with Governor

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has announced on Thursday that it was decided in the cabinet meeting that the Assembly Session will now convene on September 27.


In the session, Issues like electricity and stubble burning will be discussed. We will go to the Supreme Court in the matter of cancellation of the Assembly session (on behalf of the Governor), said Punjab CM.

Bhagwant Mann had earlier called a one-day session on 22 September but it was canceled by Governor Banwari Lal Purohit.

Bhagwant Mann has written in opposition to this on Twitter –

'Not allowing the assembly to run by the governor raises big questions on the democracy of the country. Now democracy will be run by a public representative elected by crores of people or a person appointed by the central government. Constitution of Bhimrao ji on one side and Operation Lotus on the other. The public is watching everything.

But some time ago, the Aam Aadmi Party, which formed the government in Punjab, is facing opposition from farmer leaders and BJP.

The BKYU (Ekta-Ugrahan), a group of farmer leaders, has announced to stop trains at different places from 12 o'clock to three o'clock, expressing their distrust towards the Aam Aadmi Party government. 

On Wednesday, Governor Purohit had withdrawn the Punjab government’s orders calling for the assembly session for a “confidence motion” citing the “absence of specific rules” to do so.

The assembly was called through the third special session of the sixteenth Vidhan Sabha.

“I, Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Punjab hereby withdraw my orders, regarding summoning of the sixteenth Vidhan Sabha of the state of Punjab to meet for its third (Special) session on Thursday in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha hall”, the order on Wednesday read.

Addressing a letter to Secretary Punjab Vidhan Sabha, governor Purohit had said that a legal opinion was sorted on the entire matter from the Additional Solicitor General of India Satya Pal Jain.

“This matter was examined and a legal opinion was sort from Satya Pal Jain Additional Solicitor General of India. He has given his legal opinion that there is no specific provision regarding the summoning of the Assembly for considering ‘confidence motion’ only, in Punjab Vidhan Sabha Rules of procedure and conduct of business”, read the letter.

It was in light of the above provision that the Punjab Governor withdrew his offer dated September 20.

Reacting to the governor’s action, Aam Aadmi Party had attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party alleging the ‘democracy has been killed in Punjab’.

“This is another example of the killing of democracy in Punjab at the behest of the BJP. To date in the history of India, the Governor has not cancelled the approval of the special session. This is the first such shameful incident in the history of Indian democracy. The complicity between the BJP and the Congress, which was behind the scenes, has now come to the fore”, stated AAP in its official statement.

The party further stated that, in Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party was bringing this complicity of Operation Lotus to the public, but once again Congress has come to the fore as the security cover of the BJP. The Governor has no right to interfere in the work of an elected government, it said.

“The Governor seems to be adopting the Viceroy model of the British Raj more than the Indian Constitution. Aam Aadmi Party has always fought against their oppressive policies and will continue to fight even further,” it added.



Sep 22 2022 1:27AM