Madhya Pradesh: “Congress deviated from tradition”, BJP to field candidate for state assembly speaker

BJP has stated that it is traditional for the senior most member of the assembly to be elected as the speaker and the Congress government has ignored it.

The Bharatiya Janata Party, currently sitting in the opposition in Madhya Pradesh has on Monday announced to contest for the Assembly speaker post, even as the ruling Congress’ candidate filed his nomination for it, and is set to field former minister and Harsud MLA Vijay Shah as their candidate for the post.

While CM Kamal Nath was okay with BJP’s decision to file its candidate a state minister said he was hopeful that the opposition party (BJP) will withdraw its candidate as the state had the tradition of electing the speaker unanimously.

The election for the post will be conducted on Tuesday.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

The Congress’ MLA from Goregaon, NP Prajapati who has filed his nomination with the assembly secretariat would have to contest for the post opposite BJP’s candidate if the latter does not withdraw its nomination.

Vijay Shah, accompanied by former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other BJP leaders, also filed his nomination papers at the Assembly secretariat alleging that the Congress “deviated from the tradition in appointing the pro tem speaker”.

“Democracy is run by tradition. Madhya Pradesh has a long history of tradition. But, Congress has deviated from the established traditions. The senior-most MLA (in the newly elected Assembly) should have been appointed as speaker, irrespective of his/her party,” BJP’s MP unit chief Rakesh Singh told reporters at the state party headquarters here.

He pointed out that newly-elected Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, the senior-most member of Parliament, was the Lok Sabha’s pro tem speaker.

Though welcoming the BJP’s decision to field its candidate for the speaker’s post, Kamal Nath showing his annoyance on the allegations meted out at his party for deviating from traditions said, he does not want any lessons on the issue from them (BJP).

Meanwhile, state Public Relations Minister P C Sharma was hopeful that the BJP will withdraw its candidate. “It has been a tradition in MP to elect the speaker unanimously. I hope the BJP will withdraw its candidate,” Sharma said.

Madhya Pradesh victory had not come easily to the Congress as BJP had given it a tough fight with securing 109 seats and not letting the Congress reach the majority mark. The Congress got 114 seats out of the total of 230 seats.


Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

AAP propagandist tweets false claim about Adani Group, deletes due to fear of defamation

Earlier Delhi's Education Minister Manish Sisodia had also tweeted false claim about Adani Group

Rahul Gandhi’s lucrative and seemingly clandestine means of income and his links to scam accused FTIL, Unitech

How does Rahul Gandhi earn to buy land and other properties? A mystery we try to unravel

BJP’s aggressive candidate list for 2019 election like a blizzard on Congress led by Rahul Gandhi

The boldness of BJP is apparent in that it has 21 present Union and ministers of state in the list, alongside the candidature of its party president, Amit Shah from Gandhinagar in Gujarat.

Watch: Embarrassment for Hardik Patel, crowd chants ‘Modi, Modi’ as he addresses a Holi event

Red-faced, Hardik Patel had to stop speaking and left the place soon after
Prakash Raj was welcomed with pro-Modi slogans in Bengaluru

Actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj greeted with pro-Modi slogans as he went to file his nomination

Prakash Raj seemed visibly miffed with a large number of Modi supporters welcoming him with pro-Modi slogans in Bengaluru

‘Krantikari’ journalist Punya Prasun Bajpai sacked, again, this time from Surya Samachar

Punya Prasun Bajpai and his team of 25 had joined Surya Samachar last month

How Caravan and Congress’ attempts to create ‘bribegate’ before 2019 election fell flat

The 'bribegate' that Congress and The Caravan tried to cried falls flat on its face on several counts. 

The Wire journalist wishes Holi with ‘Bismillah’, devout Muslims say it’s against Islam

Celebrating Hindu religious festivals is not the only that triggers abuses and threats from Muslim radicals

Jammu and Kashmir Police officer Imtiyaz Hussain claims his life being under threat after he exposed Pro-Pak Islamists and ‘journalists’

Jammu and Kashmir policeman reveals how certain 'journalists' work hand in glove with the enemies across the border in Pakistan

Netizens share hilarious ‘diary entries’ to mock Congress’ latest shoddy allegations against BJP

Congress shared photocopy of a handwritten note where they claimed Yeddyurappa signed diary entry incriminating himself

Latest articles

Connect with us

148,304FansLike
120,071FollowersFollow
30,968SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these


Share This Post and Support: