Kolkata:BJP MLA and Leader of Opposition in the West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari has sent a petition to on Friday asking for disqualification of TMC leader Mukul Roy as a member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly from the Krishnanagar Uttar Assembly Constituency.
"Respected Sir, Petition for Disqualification of Sri Mukul Roy, Member of Legislative Assembly from 83, Krishnanagar Uttar Assembly Constituency is enclosed herewith. I request you to dispose of the same as soon as possible. Please acknowledge receipt of the same," read the petition addressed Speaker Biman Banerjee.
Adhikari had demanded Mr Roy's resignation under the anti-defection law, saying he joined the TMC despite winning the assembly polls from the Krishnanagar Uttar assembly constituency on a BJP ticket.
In addition, 50 BJP MLAs headed by Suvendu Adhikari has handed over a memorandum to West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar regarding Roy's resignation.
"Being the Constitutional head of the state, let me make it clear that anti-defection law is applicable in full force in Bengal. It is as much applicable here as in other parts of the country," the Governor has said.