Alemao (72), the previous chief minister, on Monday gave a letter to Speaker Rajesh Patnekar informing him that he has merged the NCP’s legislature wing with the TMC, forward of the state Meeting polls due early subsequent 12 months.
On Tuesday, Goa NCP president Jose Fillipe D’Souza filed a petition earlier than Patnekar, saying Alemao’s motion requires disqualification beneath tenth schedule of the Indian Structure (which offers with defections).
“…the truth that Mr Churchill Alemao, the member elected to the Legislative meeting of the state of Goa as an official candidate of the NCP has, actually, by his act, particularly the declare of his having merged his unique legislature get together, particularly NCP, with the TMC has incurred disqualification beneath the process of the tenth schedule, particularly para 2 (a),” D’Souza mentioned within the plea.
He mentioned “as a reality, the legislature get together in relation of a member of Home referring to any political get together in accordance with the provisions of para 2 of 4 means the group consisting of all members of that home in the intervening time belonging to that political get together in accordance with the identical provisions.”
“Apparently, Churchill Alemao has filed the mentioned letter earlier than you to assert non-application of provisions of para 2 of the tenth schedule. As it’s in legislation the motion claimed beneath the letter dated December 13, 2021 can not represent merger inside the that means of para 4 of the tenth schedule,” the petition mentioned.
D’Souza urged the Speaker to take essential motion within the matter.
On Monday, Alemao after assembly Patnekar mentioned, “Why ought to I resign as MLA? I proceed to be the MLA.”
He had claimed that being the lone NCP MLA, he represents 100 per cent of the get together’s legislature wing and therefore, the merger was legitimate as per the tenth Schedule of the Structure.
He had later joined the TMC within the presence of its chairperson and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who’s on a two-day go to to the coastal state.
The TMC has already mentioned it will contest all of the 40 seats within the Goa Meeting in an alliance with like-minded events.
Alemao’s transfer got here days after Banerjee referred to as on NCP president Sharad Pawar in Mumbai and later questioned the very existence of the UPA, the Congress-led alliance which was in energy on the Centre from 2004 to 2014.
D’Souza on Monday mentioned the NCP cannot be merged with another outfit by Alemao as it’s a nationwide entity with a full- fledged organisational construction within the state.
He claimed that Alemao had act on his personal and never communicated to the get together concerning the merger, which he termed as “blatantly unlawful”.
Within the 2017 Goa Meeting polls, the NCP had bagged one seat within the 40-member Home.
The Congress had then emerged as the one largest get together in Goa. However, the BJP rapidly tied-up with some regional outfits and independents to type a authorities within the coastal state.