Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit rejected the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s request for a special session of the congress to introduce a motion of confidence. The governor withdrew his order to convene a special session of the Punjab council on September 22.
Harshly reacting to the Punjab Governor’s decision, the Chief of Delhi and AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal tweeted: “How can the governor refuse a session called by the cabinet? Then democracy is over Two days ago, the Governor authorized the session. When Operation Lotus started unsuccessfully and the number was not completed, there was a call from above asking to withdraw the license”.
? फिर तो जनतंत्र खतम है
दो दिन पहले राज्यपाल ने सत्र दी दी। जब ऑपरेशन लोटस फ़ेल होता लगा और पूरी नहीं तो तो ऊपर से फ़ोन इजाज़त वापिस वापिस ले
आज देश में एक तरफ़ संविधान और दूसरी तरफ़ लोटस। pic.twitter.com/BHwuyUG23X
– Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 21, 2022
In a new order issued today, Mr Purohit said the previous order was withdrawn in the absence of specific provisions on convening the council to consider the motion of confidence called for by the Punjab government. .
AAP leaders have complained about the BJP’s poaching efforts to topple the government in Punjab, as part of what the AAP and other Opposition parties claim to be the BJP’s “Operation Lotus”. AAP leadership wants to demonstrate that their home is intact, through a motion of trust within the council.
Commenting on the Governor’s decision, Raghav Chadha, leader of AAP and the party in charge of Punjab assembly elections earlier this year, tweeted: “Governor Hon’ble’s withdrawal order raises a serious question mark of his intentions. It is beyond any reasonable understanding as to why there is any objection to the government’s decision to face parliament?”
“This order further demonstrates the sinister design of Operation Lotus,” he added.
Governor Hon’ble’s withdrawal order raises a serious question mark about his intentions.
Is it beyond any reasonable understanding of why there is any objection to the government’s decision to face Congress?
This command further demonstrates the sinister design of Operation Lotus. pic.twitter.com/RU9RZjLzRE
– Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) September 21, 2022