TMC likely to bring substantive motion against Bengal governor in RS

The ruling Trinamool Congress is likely to move a substantive motion against Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in the Rajya Sabha during the upcoming budget session of Parliament, a senior party MP said on Thursday, citing the continued enmity between the West Bengal administration and Raj Bhavan.

A substantive motion is a self-contained, autonomous proposal that is brought to the House for approval and is written in such a way that it can represent the House’s decision.

At a virtual meeting of the TMC parliamentary party in the presence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, it was also decided that the MPs will take up the issue of alleged attack on the federal structure and “efforts by the Centre” to snatch away the states’ rights, including its recent proposal to amend the IAS (Cadre) rules.

Despite the fact that the topic of floor coordination with the Congress was not discussed, a segment of TMC MPs stated that the party will take a “flexible approach” on this.

The party had chosen not to engage in any type of floor coordination with the Congress during the last winter session of Parliament.

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