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AAP says voice vote defeats principles of Parliamentary democracy, to meet Gov

In the event of the BJP saying it had not taken the NCP’s support, the party would have to declare how they won the trust vote.

| Mumbai | Published: November 14, 2014 2:26 am

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to petition the Governor on the issue of the manner in which the BJP government proved its majority on the floor of the House.

AAP’s national executive member Mayank Gandhi Wednesday said the party would demand that if the BJP had taken the support of NCP, it should still act against allegations of irrigation scam against Sunil Tatkare and Ajit Pawar as well as inquire into former PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal’s alleged role in the irregularities in Maharashtra Sadan project. Gandhi added that in the event of the BJP saying it had not taken the NCP’s support, the party would have to declare how they won the trust vote.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to the NCP as ‘Naturally Corrupt Party’. However, the BJP and NCP had a tacit understanding right from the beginning and now it has become apparent. By going for a voice vote instead of a division of votes, the BJP in connivance with the Speaker has tried to obfuscate the issue,” said Gandhi. He added that a voice vote “defeats the very principles of Parliamentary democracy which dictates that people deserve to be assured that their government enjoys absolute majority”.

HC dismisses plea seeking dissolution of BJP govt

The Bombay High Court Thursday dismissed a petition that said there was a two-day delay in the formation of the new Legislative Assembly and sought dissolution of the BJP government in the state. Petitioner Jairam Pawar, general secretary of Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh, wanted President’s Rule to be imposed in the state. “There is no provision in the Constitution, which says if the Legislative Assembly is not formed it will lead to dissolution of the government,” observed the court.     ENS

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