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MP: BJP to consult legal experts over Speaker's election row

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

The said Wednesday that it would consult legal experts on the issue of Speaker's election, as the pro-tem did not allow it to propose the name of its nominee.

Congress' N P was elected as of the Tuesday.

The election took place in the absence of BJP MLAs who walked out in protest after pro-tem refused to allow the opposition party to propose the name of its nominee,

"We will talk to legal experts. We will also take a certified copy of the state Assembly proceedings. Media's cameras were also present in the press gallery, we will also get their recordings," said of Opposition Gopal Bhargava.

It was the ruling party's responsibility to run the house in an amiable atmosphere, but the adopted a stubborn attitude on the very first day, Bhargava alleged.

"should have allowed voting between both of them (and BJP nominees)," he said.

He alleged that the did not allow voting for Speaker's post as it was afraid of losing the floor test.

Meanwhile, the Congress has fielded Kanware, a woman MLA from Lanji, for the post of The BJP has fielded former Jagdish Devda, MLA from Malhargarh, for the post.

In the 230-member house, Congress has the support of 121 MLAs while the BJP has 109 MLAs.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 19:45 IST