CPIM demands disqualification of deserter MLA for polls 2023

CPIM demands disqualification of deserter MLA for polls 2023

Agartala: The CPIM Tripura state secretary on Tuesday demanded disqualification of BJP candidate Mubashar Ali, the sitting MLA of the CPIM, for violating the rules.

The CPIM argued that the MLA had not resigned from the state assembly and considered his previous party eligible to contest the election from another party. Ali denied the allegations and said he had resigned before joining the BJP.
“I have submitted my resignation to the state leadership of the party. But, if the party leaders do not accept it, then I have nothing to say,” Ali told to Media. The Tripura legislator when contacted. “We have not received any formal resignation from any sitting MLA,” said Assembly Secretary Bishnu Pada Karmakar.
CPIM state secretary Jitendra Chowdhary has questioned Ali’s candidature in a letter to the RO (Returning Officer) of Kailashahar assembly constituency under Unakoti district of Tripura. “Being a member of the CPI(M)-sponsored Tripura Legislative Assembly, unless he resigns from the Assembly, or is expelled by the party, as any other party or as an independent candidate. will not be accepted. Therefore, Mr. Ali, as a sitting MLA in the CPI(M) Assembly cannot be a member of the BJP simultaneously as in his nomination filed before you. “It has been said,” Chowdhry wrote.
Referring to the guidelines, Chowdhary also wrote: “In para 3 from ‘B’ of the allotment of the symbol, there is a statutory declaration by the authorized signatory of the party symbol certifying that ‘the candidate whose name is above It is stated that he is a member of that political party.The party and his name is correctly present in the membership lists of that party.
Since Muhammad Mubashar Ali has resigned neither from the House of Assembly nor from the CPI(M), he cannot under any circumstances be considered a BJP-sponsored candidate. He may therefore be disqualified from being a BJP candidate for lack of statutory legal requirements,” the letter said.


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