Will not resign, no-confidence motion based on false charges: Bihar Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha | India News

NEW DELHI: Bihar Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha on Tuesday said he will not resign from his post as the no-confidence motion moved against him by 55 MLAs of the ruling grand alliance is based on “false charges”.
Usually, the incumbent speaker quits when there is change of government midterm. Though nearly two weeks have elapsed since the JD(U)-led mahagathbandhan came to power in Bihar, Sinha has refused to resign.

“Resigning due to no confidence motion will hurt my self-respect,” Sinha said on Tuesday.
The ruling JD(U)’s main ally RJD has demanded that Sinha, who is from the BJP, should quit in the wake of the resolution against him.
“Sinha should make an honourable exit and step down. We wonder what he is trying to prove by sticking around. As per the rules, Sinha cannot preside over the assembly proceedings while a resolution for his removal is under consideration before the House,” said RJD spokesperson and former MLA Shakti Singh Yadav.
Trust vote on August 24
Some legislators said that if Sinha does not resign from the post by the morning of August 24 and decides to preside over the House proceedings on the opening day of the two-day special session which has been convened from August 24 for seeking trust vote by Nitish Kumar-led new government; a peculiar and first-of-its kind scene would be created in the Assembly.
The resolution against Sinha was submitted to the Assembly secretariat on August 10 under Rule no. 110 of Rules of Procedures and Conduct of Business in the Bihar Vidhan Sabha. The resolution was jointly signed by over 55 MLAs of the RJD, JD(U), CPI-ML and other constituents of the Grand Alliance.
In the absence of the speaker, the deputy speaker Maheshwar Hazari, who is from JD-U, would preside over the proceedings in the assembly.

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