The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may have lost the tough battle against the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the recently concluded West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021, however the saffron party succeeded in erecting it’s pillars in the TMC bation. On Monday, June 14, the TMC-turned-BJP leader and Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the state Assembly, Suvendu Adhikari, called for a meeting of his party’s Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA), to submit the Memorandum over several issues to State Governor, Jagdeep Dhankhar.
The Memorandum submitted to the governor mentions the issues like Anti-defection law, and incidents of Tiljala and Chandan Nagar. The saffron party has 77 MLAs in West Bengal, however only 50 MLAs attended the meeting headed by Suvendu, on Monday in the assembly.
“50 MLAs of Opposition including Suvendu Adhikari have handed over a memorandum to me, attracting my attention towards four points including Anti-defection law and incidents of Tiljala and Chandan Nagar.” WB governor said post accepting the Memorandum from BJP MLAs.
While taking a slingshot on the BJP unit of WB led by Suvendu Adhikari, TMC Member of Parliament (MP) Sudip Banerjee, on Monday, questioned Suvendu for the “missing” of 25 BJP MLAs. “Where are the 25 missing MLAs. First talk about issuing Anti laws against them.” said Banerjee in the assembly, quoted ANI.
Banerjee also advised Suvendu to take care of the 25 MLAs of BJP, while apprising the BJP leader about the system of bringing a law on Anti-defection law is the Central Government’s prerogative. He advised Suvendu to get the laws by passing it in both houses of parliament, and then bring it to the West Bengal Assembly.
It is speculated that BJP has submitted the Memorandum on Anti-defection law to the Governor in light of the exit of BJP’s National Vice President of West Bengal, Mukul Roy, and his son Subhranshu Roy left BJP to rejoin TMC on Friday.