Oppn to move SC over Mishra’s disqualification

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 Jul 2017 11:57:51

Staff Reporter

Ajay Singh demands to cancel decisions taken by Mishra after the EC verdict

Leader of Opposition in Assembly Ajay Singh has demanded that all the decisions taken by Minister Dr Narottam Mishra after June 23 should be cancelled. Likewise, decisions of Cabinet meeting attended by him after June 23 should also be cancelled as the Election Commission has disqualified Mishra on June 23.

Talking to selected media persons at his residence on Saturday, Ajay Singh said if CM does not take resignation from Mishra by Sunday, then Opposition will knock the doors of Supreme Court over the issue. He said after Delhi High Court verdict, Dr Narottam Mishra has no moral right to remain as minister and CM should immediately take resignation from Mishra otherwise Congress will drag CM to court accusing him of contempt.

Singh said he had also written letter to CM over the matter. Singh said Monsoon session is going to start soon and if Narottam Mishra attends the Assembly session then complex situation will arise. He said if Narottam Mishra is adamant not to give his resignation then he should at least abstain from attending the assembly session.

When asked that what if Narottam Mishra attends the business advisory committee meeting to decisions business of house, Singh said that in that case, Opposition will boycott the meeting. In the meantime, he also said that veteran BJP leader and ex-CM Babulal Gaur is fit and fine and he will contest the next assembly election from Govindpura seat of state capital. He also dubbed Babulal Gaur as most popular MLA.

As far as Dr Narottam Mishra’s case is concerned then the Election Commission has disqualified him and debarred from contesting election for three years in paid news case of 2008. Mishra had challenged the EC decision in court but so far, he failed to get any relief in the case. On Friday, Delhi High Court heard the case on directives of Supreme court and upheld the EC decision. However, BJP State President Nandkumar Singh Chouhan had said party is with Mishra and looking after legal options in case.