The Congress-led Secular Progressive Front (SPF) in Manipur has mulled to approach court on the alleged abuse of power by the ruling BJP in the state, former chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh has said.
Singh said this on Saturday after the SPF submitted a joint memorandum to the state government seeking a special Assembly session to adopt a resolution against the coalition government led by N. Biren Singh, Indian Express reported.
The Front led by Congress also moved for a no-confidence motion against speaker Y. Khemchand Singh for alleged abuse of power with regards to the disqualification cases of seven Congress turncoats.
SPF is a newly formed alliance comprising Congress, National People’s Party (NPP) and a few MLAs of other parties, including three MLAs of the BJP and one of TMC who have defected to Congress.
The former Congress chief minister said the no-confidence motion against the government has been rejected twice even as the plea for the motion for floor test has not materialized.
“As per the law, if a major ally of a coalition government withdraws its support, the government becomes a minority. But allowing the present government to continue is illegal. The Governor should conduct a floor test without much delay so that the party that can prove majority claims stake to forming a new government,” the newspaper quoted Singh as saying.
He further said that an SPF delegation including him met the governor on Friday evening and discussed the issue at length.