#Kolkata: The assembly session is going to start on July 2. The first session will be held after Mamata Banerjee comes to power for the third time. The budget will be presented on July 7. An all-party meeting is called today, Monday, before the session. However, state assembly opposition leader Shuvendu Adhikari was absent.
The all-party meeting started at 1.30 pm. The BJP sent six names for this meeting and the meeting of the Business Advisory Committee. The name of the opposition leader Shuvendu Adhikari. Shuvendu Adhikari came to the assembly at 2 pm on that day. Although he did not come to the speaker’s chambers, he stayed in his room.
Two BJP MLAs Agnimitra Pal and Tapsi Mandal came to the Speaker’s Chamber to attend the meeting. But they were not allowed as their names were not with the speaker.
Although the BJP may boycott the first all-party meeting in the newly formed assembly on Friday, there were fears. The move by the BJP and the ruling Trinamool Congress to nominate the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has been hailed by some in state politics as “significant”. Although the BJP did not boycott the government, the way the BJP sent the two unnamed MLAs to the meeting was considered by the political circles as part of the boycott.
Incidentally, the chairman of the PAC is usually seen as a member of the opposition. However, there are no specific rules. BJP MLA Mukul Roy of Krishnanagar North Assembly constituency submitted his nomination for the post on Wednesday. However, the nomination has created an atmosphere of war between the BJP and the Trinamool Congress centered on Mukul, who had just left the BJP and returned to Joraful. Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly and BJP MLA from Nandigram Shuvendu Adhikari has already approached the Speaker to dismiss Mukul’s MLA post under the anti-defection law.
Shuvendu had earlier said that he would present information and documents to the Speaker on July 18 in favor of dismissing Mukul as MLA. He himself will be present at the hearing. However, there is no obstacle for Mukul to hold the post as he is a BJP MLA. Because, Mukul did not resign from the post of MLA even after returning to the grassroots. And even in this atmosphere, the BJP’s boycott of virtually all party meetings created new speculations.