inside the newest rejig of the parliamentary standing committees, the federal authorities has conveyed to Congress that it is going to not get the chairmanship of the committee on house Affairs. As per sources, the Trinamool Congress might even be liable to lose chairmanship of the lone committee it had.
Protesting in direction of the transfer, the Congress has written to the chief of the house inside the Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal, reminding him that traditionally chairpersons of the Standing Committee on house Affairs have been from the principal Opposition social gathering.
in line with sources, Mr. Goyal, on September sixteen, phoned chief of the Opposition inside the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, informing him that contemplating the Congress’s depleted ranks inside the larger house, it would solely be allotted chairmanship of a single committee. The Chairman of the Standing Committee on house Affairs could be picked from one other Opposition social gathering. The Congress’s energy inside the Rajya Sabha is now all of the method down to 31, from 34 in March.
Mr. Kharge, in line with the sources, has written a letter to Mr. Goyal to register his protest. He said that whereas he appreciated that the numerical energy of a political social gathering decided allocation of the submit of the Chairpersons to respective social gathering, in a democracy “the accommodating understanding or precept of give and take go a protracted method in guaranteeing efficient functioning of institutions simply like the Parliament”.
“traditionally additionally, the Chairpersons of the Standing Committee on house Affairs have been from principal Opposition events,” Mr. Kharge wrote.
in line with sources, the social gathering will proceed to maintain chairmanship of the Standing Committee on knowledge and know-how which comes beneath the ambit of the Lok Sabha. nonetheless, with the current Chairperson, Shashi Tharoor, liable to contest the Congress presidential election, it is not clear whether or not the social gathering will allow him to proceed inside the submit.
The Trinamool Congress, in the meantime, is all set to lose the chairmanship of the Standing Committee on meals, shopper Affairs and Public Distribution, which is headed by the social gathering’s Lok Sabha floor chief Sudip Bandhopadhyay.
The BJP, in line with sources, is retaliating for the method whereby the Trinamool dished out committees inside the West Bengal meeting. As per the Trinamool, chairmanship of 9 committees acquired to BJP MLAs. Out of these, Mukul Roy returned to the Trinamool and the others resigned from their posts.