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TMC to raise issue of Mannan using derogatory words in letter to the Speaker

 MPost |  2016-12-14 23:57:06.0  |  Kolkata

Trinamool Congress will raise the issue of “disrespecting the chair of the Speaker” by the Leader of the Opposition Abdul Mannan in the Assembly on Wednesday.

Sources said there are certain words in the letter that Mannan has given to the Speaker which were considered to be derogatory. The letter was given stating that they have boycotted the business advisory committee meeting. TMC MLAs would raise the issue in the Assembly on Wednesday.

Sources said that Trinamool Congress MLAs are going to raise the issue in the Assembly on Wednesday considering that dishonour to the chair of the Speaker is not accepted in Parliamentary democracy and they would condemn it as such a thing they consider to have taken place in a letter given by the Leader of the Opposition.

It is learnt that Mannan has given a letter to the Speaker stating that they have decided not to attend the meetings of business advisory committee raising the allegation that “their members are not given much importance in the meeting”.

This comes at the time when Left Front and Congress skipped the Assembly on Tuesday as CPI(M) MLA Tanmoy Bhattacharya was not allowed to speak when he raised the issue of CPI(M) workers joining Trinamool Congress at Baruipur in the presence of the Speaker Biman Bandyopadhyay.

On Tuesday, Bhattacharya raised the issue during zero hour and said that he had been reading in some dailies that some of their party leaders had joined Trinamool Congress in Baruipur. The Speaker directed him that zero hour is not to discuss such issues. Both, Left Front and Congress MLAs skipped the Assembly.

It may be mentioned that Left Front and Congress had moved adjournment motion protesting against ruling party’s move in convincing their leaders including some MLAs to join Trinamool Congress. The ruling party had, however, defeated the adjournment motion by a vast majority.

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