One of the senior ministers in Narendra Modi government has sought revisiting of the role of the Speaker while testing the majority of a government and implementing provisions of anti-defection.
Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said, “In the backdrop of what has happened in Uttarakhand, we have to revisit the Speaker’s role vis-a-vis the issue of testing of majority and also in the implementation of anti- defection law.”
According to PTI, Naidu, who’s also the Union Parliamentary Affairs minister made these comments as Congress won the high-stakes trial of strength in the Uttarakhand Assembly.
“I want the debate to take place in this country,” he said, adding there has to be a time limit set for deciding on cases of anti-defection law,” he said.
The floor test on Tuesday brought the environment of uncertainty in the hill state after the BJP government controversially imposed President’s Rule earlier this year in Uttarakhand.
This decision couple another alleged attempt by the BJP to dismiss elected government of Arunachal Pradesh had earned the saffron party plenty of criticism.
Today’s results are likely to be formally announced by the Supreme Court on Wednesday.