West Bengal Politics: After the resignation of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat, could a constitutional crisis loom large on the chair of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Bengal? Now some similar questions are starting to arise in the political corridors.
Kolkata: After the resignation of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat, can a ‘constitutional crisis’ loom over the chair of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Bengal? Now some similar questions are starting to arise in the political corridors. Even though Rawat’s resignation is also being linked to the internal situation of the BJP, it is also true that there was a constitutional crisis behind his resignation. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and some of her ministers may also have to face a similar situation.
Mamata Banerjee is also not a member of the Legislative Assembly. Mamta took oath as the Chief Minister on May 4. He is required to become a member of the House within six months of taking an oath, which is also a constitutional obligation. Mamta Banerjee has also vacated her old Bhawanipur seat to contest the by-elections. But she will be able to become a member of the Legislative Assembly only if elections are held within the period. The election process has been postponed for the time being due to the Corona epidemic. The Election Commission has to decide when the elections will be held. Mamata’s chair may also be in danger if the Election Commission does not choose to end the electoral process by November 4. However, the government has urged the Election Commission for by-elections to the vacant assembly seats. The commission has sought feedback from the Mamata government for the elections to two Rajya Sabha seats tomorrow.
The path of the Legislative Council is also tricky.
Understanding the situation, Mamta has tried to find a way out to form the Legislative Council. On July 6, the government will present the ad-hoc committee’s report to examine the recommendation for the creation of a Legislative Council for discussion and its passage in the upcoming budget session. But this is not possible without the approval of the Centre. Mamata Banerjee’s relationship with the central government is well known. In such a situation, the path to the Legislative Council seems difficult for them at the moment.
BJP said Mamta should resign on moral grounds
BJP has also started preparations to surround Mamta on this issue. BJP state president Dilip Ghosh has said that Mamata Banerjee is not an MLA but is holding the Chief Minister’s post. Therefore, on the ground of morality, he should resign from the position of Chief Minister.
Comparison of Bengal with Uttarakhand meaningless: Trinamool
On the other hand, Trinamool’s Rajya Sabha member Sukhendushekhar Roy said that the situation in both states could not be compared. Voting in Uttarakhand is due early next year. Therefore, in this environment of Corona, there may be a reluctance to hold the by-election for such a short time. But in May itself, under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool came to power with an overwhelming majority. So there is no reason not to hold the by-election.