West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar prorogued the state meeting from Monday, and noticed that within the nation’s parliamentary historical past, an meeting has by no means been in session for over a yr with out being prorogued.
Prorogation is discontinuing a session of the Parliament or a legislative meeting with out dissolving it.
In a Twitter submit, Mr Dhankhar stated he prorogued the meeting from February 15, paying attention to a suggestion by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
“Never earlier in parliamentary history of this country an assembly has been in session for over a year without being prorogued,” Mr Dhankhar tweeted.
“In the process wholesome practices including Governor address in first session @MamataOfficial could not take place thereby depriving vital discussion,” he stated within the tweet.
Never earlier in parliamentary historical past of this nation an meeting has been in session for over a yr with out being prorogued. In the method healthful practices together with Governor handle in first session @MamataOfficial couldn’t happen thereby depriving important dialogue. https://t.co/TV2M6rqiqI
– Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@jdhankhar1) February 15, 2021
A two-day particular session of the West Bengal Assembly was held from January 27 when the state authorities tabled a decision towards the centre’s new farm legal guidelines and talk about the difficulty of agitating farmers.
The governor was not invited to deal with the session on the primary day of the sitting of the meeting this yr.
Facing criticism from opposition leaders for this, Speaker Biman Banerjee had stated that no irregularity was dedicated as there is no such thing as a provision for the handle of the governor if a sitting is a continuation of a earlier session even whether it is in a brand new yr.
The Speaker had stated that the sitting was continuation of a session that was adjourned in September 2020 sine die and was reconvened from January 27 on a request by the federal government for conduct of necessary companies.