“The Congress Legislature Party has decided that today we will bring a no-confidence motion for the removal of the Speaker. We are definitely less in numbers but we will protest in a democratic way,” LoP Govind Singh told reporters.
“We will tell the people of the state how the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led state government and the assembly speaker are strangling democracy. We hope that the no confidence motion will be accepted, if it is not done then we will protest,” Singh added.
On the other hand, reacting to the Congress’ no-confidence motion, assembly speaker Girish Gautam said, “They are bringing no-confidence motion, let them bring. We will do what is under the rules and regulations.”
On being accused of acting under the pressure of the government, Gautam said, “Allegations keep on being made, let them be made. No one can spoil the dignity of the assembly. If I had been working under the pressure of the government, once the suspension proposal had come earlier, then I would not have asked him to express regret.”
“I had told Congress MLA Patwari to express regret, but if someone will show arrogance and will not agree to it, then what action will be taken,