West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday prorogued the state assembly from February 12. He did this in the exercise of the powers vested under Article 174 of the Constitution. The Governor tweeted, “In exercise of the powers upon me by subsection (a) of clause (2) of Article 174 of the Constitution, I, the Governor of the State of West Bengal, Jagdeep Dhankhar, shall be the Speaker of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly with effect from February 12, 2022.” I prorogue.”
The governor also said that his decision came after the recommendation of the state government. It is known that prorogation is the closure of a session of the Parliament or the Legislative Assembly without dissolution. After this, the state government will have to take permission from the governor to start the next session of the assembly and it will have to start with his speech.
Governor accused of interfering in the activities of the government
The budget session of the assembly was scheduled to begin in February or March in view of the ongoing civic polls in the state. TMC is considering moving a resolution against West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar during the upcoming session. CM Mamata’s party has accused the governor of interfering in the day-to-day activities of the state government.
‘Governor’s decision completely unjust’
Reacting to the governor’s move, TMC MP Saugata Roy said, “This is an unprecedented step. The governor has violated his constitutional duty as there should be a gap of six months between two sessions of the state assembly. . Earlier he was not giving his assent to many bills and now he has prorogued the assembly. It is completely unjust. The state government should approach the court against this.”
Defending the decision, Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar said, “They have the right to do so. He has used his power. This has been done due to the misgovernance of the state government and the stubborn stand being taken by the administration.”
proposal to remove dhankhar from the post of governor
On Friday, TMC’s Rajya Sabha MP Sukhendu Shekhar Ray moved the original motion under Rule 170 in the Rajya Sabha, demanding President Ram Nath Kovind’s removal of Jagdeep Dhankhar from the post of West Bengal Governor.
this long-standing tussle
The long-running tussle between the state government and the Raj Bhavan broke down when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blocked the governor on Twitter. He did this by allegedly tagging him for criticizing the state administration. It is known that on Twitter, the governor has been targeting the state government on many issues. Have been seeking information and reports regarding the appointments to various posts.