Goa speaker cancels notification of election for the post of his Deputy

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Panaji: Amidst the rumours of a group of Congress MLAs likely to join BJP in Goa, Speaker of Legislative Assembly Ramesh Tawadkar on Sunday cancelled the notification announcing elections for the post of the Deputy Speaker.

The order withdrawing notification of election for the post of Deputy Speaker was withdrawn on Sunday morning. The election was scheduled to be held on July 12 during the upcoming monsoon Assembly session.

Legislature Secretary Namrata Ulman, in an order issued, has said that the notification issued on July 08 under the rule 308 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business of the Goa Legislative Assembly stands withdrawn.

“Hence the notice of nomination for election of deputy speaker issued under 9(2) of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business of the Goa Legislative Assembly stands withdrawn also,”the order reads.

“All the Hon’ble members may note the same. No nomination shall be accepted for the aforesaid Election,” it adds.

The two week long Assembly session will begin on Monday.

The rumours were rife that a group of Congress MLAs may split to join BJP. There was no formal confirmation even as the Congress MLAs held series of meeting in Margao town on Sunday.

Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Amit Patkar said that the rumours about split are being spread by theruling party.

Patkar said that all the MLAs are together and they have refused any possibility of a split.

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