The West Bengal state assembly has accepted a privilege motion against the Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari on Thursday, who allegedly threatened four rebel BJP MLAs with Income Tax raids for disrupting his speech in the House.
A privilege motion was accepted by the House against Adhikari and it is being forwarded to the Privilege Committee, Speaker Biman Banerjee announced as proceedings began at 11 am.
BJP and treasury benches applauded the announcement, while opposition MLAs protested.
The Governor took the Budget discussions to Parliament, in which both government and opposition members participated.
The speaker later told reporters, “After the four MLAs sent a joint letter to me that included charges of two incidents against Suvendu Adhikari. I checked the records this morning and found them true.”
“Prima facie, there is a case,” declared Banerjee. “It’s unfortunate that this kind of outrage has been unleashed by the opposition during my long tenure in the state legislature.” She went on to say she had never seen anything like it before. That’s because what Lakshmi Mani did was criminal offense, and no one would dare do such things when they are sitting in power.
He said the committee will submit its report before the current session ends on March 28.