West Bengal Speaker Biman Bandyopadhyay at present mentioned he has summoned senior officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on September 22 to elucidate why no permission had been taken from the Speaker’s workplace earlier than submitting cost sheets towards legislators of the state in latest instances.
Biman Bandopadhyay mentioned the Speaker’s workplace was not stored within the loop and no permission was taken from it whereas initiating motion towards the elected representatives.
Several Bengal legislators from the ruling Trinamool Congress, together with ministers, had been charge-sheeted and summoned in latest instances by the 2 central probe companies for the MLAs’ alleged involvement in ponzi scams and the Narada sting footage case.
“I’ve sought a proof from the CBI and ED why the speaker’s workplace isn’t being knowledgeable whereas framing cost sheets towards MLAs and summoning them. A letter has been despatched to the town places of work of the 2 central companies,” Biman Bandyopadhyay instructed information company PTI.
“In the letter, I’ve requested the ED and CBI officers to return to the Assembly on September 22 and provides a proof as to why the Speaker’s workplace was not supplied any prior info and why motion was taken with out in search of any permission from me,” he mentioned.
TMC leaders like Sukhendu Sekhar Roy and Kunal Ghosh have maintained that the investigating companies at all times inform the Speaker of the Lok Sabha for any such motion towards MPs however the observe isn’t adopted in relation to the MLAs in Bengal.
It is the rule to intimate the top of the House involved earlier than its member – MP, MLA or MLC is arrested, detained or convicted.