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BJP slams MP Guv for meeting Sonia over session row

Cong retaliates,questions Speaker’s presence at the Chief Minister’s house

The ruling BJP has launched a direct attack on Madhya Pradesh Governor Ramnaresh Yadav for meeting Congress chief Sonia Gandhi before sending a letter to reconvene the Monsoon session of the Assembly to debate the aborted no-trust motion.

“I don’t recall any Governor having knocked on the Congress chief’s door for advice. You still have time to refuse being a puppet in the hands of the Congress and Delhi Darbar,’’ former chief minister Sundarlal Patwa said in a letter to Yadav and advised him to withdraw his Friday’s official communication to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

“Existing rules don’t seem to have been followed while adjourning the Assembly session,’’ Yadav’s letter said and added that from the facts submitted by the Leader of Opposition it would be proper to call the session again to debate the no-confidence motion in public interest “while keeping in mind democratic traditions and constitutional responsibilities’’.

The July 8-19 session had come to an abrupt end on July 11 without debating the no-confidence motion after Congress legislature party’s deputy leader defected to the BJP.

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Chouhan met Speaker Ishwardas Rohani and Legislative Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra and others at his official bungalow Saturday but the government chose not to react to the Governor’s letter saying it would do after taking a legal opinion.

The Congress on its part questioned Rohani’s presence in the Chief Minister’s house.