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Dismiss SP Govt immediately: Mayawati

Terming the SP Govt illegal Mayawati says Mulayam should tender his resignation on the moral ground.

india Updated: Feb 16, 2007 06:24 IST

National President of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Mayawati on Thursday said with Supreme Court disqualifying rebel BSP MLAs the Governor should dismiss Samajwadi Party government immediately.

Terming the SP government illegal and unconstitutional Mayawati said Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav should have tender his resignation on the moral ground. "After SC judgement Yadav should accept his defeat and tender his resignation. Else Governor would be forced to dismiss his government. In the year 1995 Samajwadi Party government was dismissed by the Governor," she said.

Talking to the media persons Mayawati said after judgement of the Supreme Court the Governor is bound to fulfill his constitutional obligations and dismiss the SP government.

"Chief Minister should not be given opportunity to prove his majority on the floor of the house. It is not a case where some MLAs of the ruling party are switching to some other political party, but it is a case where the very formation of the government from the day Mulayam Singh Yadav won the first confidence vote on September 8, 2003 was on the basis of the strength of the votes given by the defectors who have been disqualified by Supreme Court with effect from 27 August, 2003 and September 6, 2003 respectively. Bommai Case is not applicable in the present case," she said.

Mayawati informed that a delegation of BSP MLAs led by leader of the BSP legislature party, Swami Prasad Maurya met the Governor on Thursday and submitted the memorandum demanding dismissal of the SP government.

Supreme Court judgement had removed all confusion over the fate of the 37 BSP MLAs. Samajwadi Party leaders are creating confusion among the people that only 13 rebel MLAs have been disqualified. But the paragraph 53 of the judgement clearly states that remaining 24 rebel MLAs have been also disqualified. BSP have submitted a copy of writ petition along with memorandum to the Governor, Mayawati said.

She further said the salary and allowances given to the disqualified MLAs should be recovered.

First Published: Feb 16, 2007 06:24 IST