The governor’s U-turn has come to light after the decision of the Punjab government to file a petition in the Supreme Court against Governor Banwari Lal Purohit in the matter of convening a special session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha. The Governor has written a letter to the Chief Minister and asked him to pass the session bill giving an explanation. The Governor has said in the letter that he is ready to consider the bills brought by the Punjab government in the interest of Punjab.
The Governor has said in his letter that out of the 27 bills passed by the Punjab government in the Legislative Assembly, he has approved 22 of them and he is giving further consideration to these bills after taking legal opinion on the rest of the bills.
It is to be noted that the Punjab Government has filed a petition against the Governor in the Supreme Court regarding declaring the special session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha called by the Punjab Government as illegal and not passing the bills. The hearing of this matter is to be held in the Supreme Court on Monday, but before that, the Governor has tried to clarify the situation by writing a letter to the Chief Minister on this whole matter.
The ongoing tension between CM Mann and the Governor does not seem to end. Bhagwant Mann can convene the second session of the Vidhan Sabha in November itself. CM Bhagwant Mann has said that we will call a big session in the first week of November and we need clarity on this issue.
The ongoing conflict between the Governor and the Chief Minister
This is the second time within a year that the Punjab government has approached the Supreme Court against the Governor. Earlier too, the government filed a petition in the Supreme Court after the governor did not approve the budget session. After the hearing in the Supreme Court, the Governor had to approve the budget session.
After the Supreme Court’s verdict on the SYL issue, the Punjab government called a two-day special session of the Vidhan Sabha on October 20 and 21. Governor Banwari Lal Purohit declared the session illegal and the Punjab Raj Bhavan also wrote a formal letter to the Legislative Assembly Secretary citing the Governor’s decision.
After this, Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhawan had to give an explanation. Sandhavan said that this session will be a part of the previous session, as the proceedings of the previous session have not been adjourned yet. According to the notice issued by the Secretary of the Vidhan Sabha, Ramlok Khatana, as per the working rules of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, the Speaker had adjourned the proceedings of the House for an indefinite period on June 20 and the same session has been called again.
AAP declared its victory
As the Punjab government approached the Supreme Court against the Governor, the Aam Aadmi Party has declared the Governor’s letter to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to consider the pending bills as a victory for the elected government.
Aam Aadmi Party Punjab Chief Spokesperson Malwinder Singh Kang said that the Governors appointed by the Modi Government of the Center are constantly interfering in the work of the Punjab Government but when they came to know that the Punjab Government is going to the Supreme Court in this regard. He has written to the Chief Minister and said that he has passed 22 of the 27 pending bills and is considering the remaining bills and this is a victory for the elected constitutional government.
Malwinder Singh Kang targeted the Akali Dal and the Congress and said that in the battle between the governor and the CM, the opposition parties stood in favor of the BJP and the governor and supported the Punjab government even during the bills brought in the interest of Punjab. did not give