The Jan Morcha president and MP Raj Babbar demanding dismissal of the 'illegal' Mulayam Singh Yadav government, appealed to the President APJ Abdul Kalam to provide 'governance' to the state.
Talking to newsmen in Lucknow after meeting the Governor TV Rajeswar on Monday, Babbar said that Raj Bhawan would send another report to the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh by tomorrow on the political turmoil in the state. Babbar said the Supreme Court verdict had clearly established that the Yadav government was 'unconstitutional' since its inception.
Pointing out that the "Yadav government was through defection and not election," Babbar said the chief minister’s repeated assertion to prove majority on the floor of the House was 'illogical'. Babbar said 'nobody has asked him to prove a majority in the House'.
He said there was open defection in BJP, BSP and RLD during vote of trust on January 25 last in favour of Yadav government. He said the Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey had not taken any action against them.
He said when the legality of the government had been questioned there was no scope of proving the majority in the House. Babbar said since there was 'no government' in the state, the President should take measures to provide governance.
He said the Governor had already sent a report and another report about political turmoil and recommending Central rule would be sent soon. Babbar did not rule out the possibility of the Governor personally meeting the Prime Minister to apprise him of the situation.
Babbar said the SP and BJP nexus had also been proved as the then Speaker Kesri Nath Tripathi had approved split and merger in the BSP only after assurance by the chief minister that the government would not file fresh affidavit against BJP leaders LK Advani, Dr MM Joshi and others in Babri Masjid demolition case. Babbar said Yadav 'wearing secular mask' had bargained with Sangh Parivar for the formation of the government.
Babbar said Left parties should understand that “it is not the question of applying article 356 of the Constitution but restoration of rule of law in the state”.
He said had there been threat to elected government, Jan Morcha would have opposed the use of Article 356. He said Yadav government was formed only after engineering defection and the Congress should take corrective measures to uphold the dignity and sanctity of Supreme Court order in the matter.
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