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BJP alleges Puttanna has violated Constitutional norms as well as legislature practices
Governor's address at joint session of legislature on January 6
BANGALORE: It's now official. The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday formally commenced the process for moving a no-confidence motion against Legislative Council Deputy Chairman Puttanna by submitting a notice in this regard to the Council secretary seeking permission to move such a motion. Mr. Puttanna has been elected to the Council on a Janata Dal (Secular) ticket.
According to the norms, a notice should be given to the Council secretary well in advance for moving a no-confidence motion. The BJP is set to take up the motion during the legislature session which is being held from January 6 to 20. The BJP's notice was proposed by its member D.S. Veeraiah and seconded by Doddarange Gowda. In the notice, the party has alleged that Mr. Puttanna has violated the norms under the Constitution as well as legislature practices by acting in a partisan manner despite holding the post of the Deputy Chairman in the Council.
Mr. Puttanna may lose his post if the no-confidence motion is moved as the BJP has a majority in the Council. While the BJP has 40 members in the 75-member Upper House, the combined strength of the Opposition parties is only 32 (Congress-18 and JD-S – 14). There are two independents in addition to the chairman.
Meanwhile, a notification has been issued on holding of the legislature session from January 6. According to the notification, Governor H.R. Bhardwaj will address the joint session of both the Houses of the State legislature at 12 noon on January 6.
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