Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Abu Taher Mondal admitted a resolution seeking his removal. He posted the matter for discussion on September 16, which will be the last day of the session.
The resolution was moved by opposition National People’s Party legislator James K Sangma. He accused Abu Taher Mondal of curtailing the vibrancy of the legislature and delaying construction of the Assembly building.
Resolution to remove Abu Taher Mondal
Sangma moved the resolution under Clause(c) of Article 179 of the Constitution and Rule 135 of the Rules and Procedure of Business in the MeghalayaLegislative Assembly on the first day of the autumn session.
‘Whereas, Speaker A T Mondal has failed to carry out his duties and responsibilities as a Speaker. Now therefore, this House expresses its want of confidence in him and hereby resolves to remove him from the office of the Speaker,’ the resolution said.
The Speaker allowed the motion after 12 opposition MLAs stood up in support of the resolution. He had survived a similar move by the Opposition in March.