UPA/Left urge Governor to 'restrain' Speaker
The Speaker needs to be restrained from hearing disqualification petitions against three MLAs on September 11.india Updated: Sep 09, 2006 19:35 IST
The UPA and Left parties on Saturday pleaded Jharkhand Governor Syed Sibtey Razi to restrain Speaker Inder Singh Namdhari from hearing disqualification petitions against three MLAs on September 11 ahead of the trust vote.
"The showcause notices served to Kamlesh Singh, Enos Ekka and Stephen Marandi have brought the integrity of Namdhari under serious doubts."
"He (the Speaker) will use all unfair means to protect the Munda Government", they said in a memorandum to the Governor.
The memorandum also urged the Governor to 'remove' Namdhari on the day of trial of strength and utilise his other constitutional powers to 'save democracy'.
As the Governor could not meet the delegation following Saabe-baraat, his Principal Secretary Amit Khare received the memorandum of the delegation that comprised among others RJD's state unit President Goutam Sagar Rana, Congress leader Anadi Brahma, CPI leader Khagendra Thakur, CPIM leader Prakas Biplab and JMM leader Praveen Oraon.
Earlier leaders and activists of respective parties marched to the Raj Bhavan raising anti-Namdhari slogans.