Cabinet reshuffle `unconstitutional`: TMC leader
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader Subrata Mukherjee on Sunday said today`s Union cabinet reshuffle should have been undertaken by the government after proving its strength in Parliament following TMC`s withdrawal of support.
The TMC vice-president and state minister told reporters that "unclean" ministers were chosen by the Centre to "disturb" peace in West Bengal.
"This government was formed by our support and after we withdrew, why did they go for a reshuffle without proving strength in the House? Mayawati and Mulayam are giving outside support. On that basis one can clear bills, but for forming a government a written support is needed," he felt.
He alleged the reshuffle is "unconstitutional and unethical" as no other party has given a written letter of support to the UPA.
Attacking Congress leaders Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Deepa Dasmunshi and Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury, who were made ministers today, Mukherjee said, "On one side, they are saying that they want to establish a clean government while on the other they have selected such unclean ministers. It is done with an intent to disturb peace in West Bengal."
He reminded that a CID enquiry is going on against Dasmunshi in a case of disappearance of theatre artist Biman Bhattacharjee.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Trump-Sharif conversation: Team Donald denies Pakistan's claims
- Hizbul commander Musa issues threats of attacks in new video
- 'Heart of Asia' Conference begins in Amritsar; Sartaj Aziz to pay a visit on Sunday
- Aware of Chinese submarine deployment at Balochistan's Gwadar port, says Navy chief
- Panel discussion over Mamata Banerjee's false allegations on Indian Army for political gains
- Gujarat businessman declares highest ever black money amount – Rs 13,000 crore!
- Army proves Mamata Banerjee wrong, releases letter showing West Bengal govt knew of exercise
- Rs 14,000 crore default case: Gujarat businessman detained, says money belongs to politicians, babus
- Manohar Parrikar exposes Mamata's attempt to politicise routine Army exercise in Kolkata
- Newly-wed couple Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech perform `bhangra` at Goa airport – Viral video