Motion to Remove Speaker in Kerala Assembly Rejected

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Motion to Remove Speaker in Kerala Assembly Rejected

Motion to Remove Speaker in Kerala Assembly Rejected

Recently, the Kerala Assembly rejected a motion brought by opposition parties to remove P.Sriramakrishnan from the post of Speaker. The Speaker was accused by opposition parties of his role in the gold smuggling case and wastage by the Legislature Secretariat in various activities.

Removal of the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly

  • As per the provisions of Article 179 (c) of the Constitution, any member holding the office of Speaker or Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly can be removed from his / her post by a resolution passed by a majority of all the then members of the Legislative Assembly.
  • To propose a resolution for this purpose, it is mandatory to give a minimum of fourteen days’ notice.
  • Subject to the provisions of Article 181 of the Constitution, the Speaker or Deputy Speaker or any other person referred to in subdivision (2) of Article 180 is presided over to consider the motion to remove the Speaker or Deputy Speaker from the post.

Source – The Hindu

 

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