After a bitter war of words between the Punjab government and the state governor Banwarilal Purohit, today, on September 27, a special assembly session was held in the state assembly, to bring the motion of confidence.
Meanwhile, Partap Singh Bajwa, the leader of the opposition, strongly opposed the trust vote requested by the Aam Aadmi Party, claiming, “doing so would challenge the governor’s authority in the special assembly session started today.” Moreover, in front of the state assembly, he declared, “I condemn it on the floor of the House.”
Furthermore, chief minister Bhagwant Mann responded to the Rajasthan Congress’ current dilemma by criticising the venerable organisation, stating, “Will they now instruct us on house laws? Firstly, they must know and learn to organise their own house”. He also criticised the BJP for “Operation Lotus,” claiming that the party believes it has a right to rule everywhere.
Meanwhile, during the special assembly session, the two BJP MLAs – Jangi Lal Mahajan and Ashwani Sharma, left the House after the Speaker’s announcement. Furthermore, the Business Advisory Committee of the House decided to extend the session’s duration beyond the original tentative one-day timetable, according to House Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan.
Earlier, the state government’s attempt to call a special Assembly session on September 22 to introduce a motion of confidence was rejected by Governor Banwarilal Purohit.
Minister Aman Arora, earlier today, stated, “The AAP government had previously stated that the issues related to stubble burning and the power sector would be covered during the proposed session on September 27.”
“Moreover, the BJP and its government at the Centre tried to overthrow the state government through the so-called “Operation Lotus” despite the fact that the AAP government has a huge majority with 92 MLAs in the 117-member House. Therefore, it is our responsibility to assure Punjab’s three crore residents that the mandate they gave us is safe,” he further added.
However, the Bharatiya Janata Party had vehemently denied the allegations of “Operation Lotus”, calling it a “political drama/stunt” of the Aam Aadmi Party to divert the people’s attention from the liquor policies of Delhi as well as the Punjab government.
Meanwhile, with today’s special assembly session, the long going tussle between the Punjab governor and the state government, seems to end now.