August 1, 2017
Saugata Roy speaks on the recent attempts by ruling party at Centre to destabilise Opposition
Thank you Sir, I shall be brief. The ruling party at the Centre had earlier acquired majority in Goa and Manipur through dubious means. The Central Government is using the power of the Government and money power to destabilise the Opposition parties and Opposition Governments.
In Bihar, the Deputy Chief Minister was raided by the CBI which led to the Chief Minister’s resignation and formation of the Government with the central ruling party as its partner.
In Gujarat, six Congress MLAs resigned from the party on the eve of Rajya Sabha elections from the state. There are complaints of money power being used. The Election Commission has asked the Chief Secretary of Gujarat to probe the matter.
In UP, two SP and one BSP MLC resigned from the Legislative Council to pave the way for the Chief Minister’s election. The misuse of power and money by the ruling party bodes badly for democracy and needs to be registered by all right thinking democratic people.
In Bengal they have been unsuccessful and six members of the Opposition (non-BJP parties: TMC and Congress) have been elected to Rajya Sabha.
Thank you sir.