Congress seeks immediate action of MLA Partha Das

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, Nov 21, 2012 : Pradesh Congress on Wednesday demanded immediate action on Partha Das, MLA from Shalgarah assembly constituency after Imphal bench of the Gauhati High Court upheld the decision of State Level Scrutiny Committee over allegation of fake certificate of the MLA. Speaking to reporterds at the Pradesh Congress Bhawan this evening, Opposition leader Ratan Lal Nath said that the opposition has resolved to demand for declaring Partha Das’s MLA-ship null and void from the very inception of his legislative career. The Opposition leader has also sought immediate action from the government to arrest him on charges of felony and cheating.

The Opposition leader also referred to the Supreme Court guidelines which mandates immediate prosecution on concerned persons who are declared guilty of taking illegal benefits from fake caste certificates to ensure that none of the genuine people from Scheduled Castes are deprived of their rights. Accusing Chief Minister Manik Sarkar of masterminding the entire ploy of safeguarding MLA Partha Das from the returns of his felony, Opposition leader Nath demanded resignation of Chief Minister Sarkar as well.

“We welcome the verdict of the High Court. They have saved Tripura from a bleak legacy of cheating and felony”, Nath said adding that the state government should now take active steps in disqualifying the entire period of Das’s MLA-ship and reclaiming all benefits which MLA Das derived as a legislator. “He will have to pay back all loans, salaries, benefits, telephone bills and everything such that is given to an MLA. Besides, a fine should be drawn from him amounting to Rs. 8 lakh 56 thousand 500 according to the law of the land”, the Opposition leader claimed. Congress has threatened that it would go for massive movement agenda across the state if the government fails to meet their demands forthwith.

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