Will technicalities prevail when rebel Congress MLAs meet Speaker on Friday
New Delhi, Mar 12: The Speaker of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly will take a decision on the MLAs who have resigned after Friday. The Speaker has asked the 22 MLAs who resigned to appear before him on Friday.
On the other hand, Congress will push for the rejection of the resignations of its MLAs in Madhya Pradesh.
The party would cite technical grounds while pushing for the rejection. The resignations are identically worded and do not mention state assembly. Further, the MLAs had not submitted the resignations in person, the Congress says.
Citing these technicalities, the Speaker of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly will reject the resignations. The Congress also filed a petition before the Speaker and demanded the disqualification of the MLAs citing anti-party activities. The 22 MLAs who have submitted their resignations also include six ministers.
The role of the Speaker would come into play and it would be extremely crucial. The 19 MLAs who are staying at a resort in Bengaluru sent their resignations to the Speaker via email. The resignations were also sent to the Governor of Madhya Pradesh. Later on, original copies of the letters were handed over to the Speaker by a delegation of the BJP.