Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 13
Reacting to reports of Dakha MLA HS Phoolka’s resignation being accepted after 10 month, after he threatened to move Supreme Court, the Punjab Vidhan Sabha secretariat in a statement issued today said the resignation in the proper format was submitted on August 8, a day before his resignation was accepted.
Denying any delay in acceptance of Phoolka’s resignation, a spokesman for the Vidhan Sabha said his resignation was not accepted earlier as it was not in the proper format as per rules.
Phoolka had tendered his resignation as an MLA on October 12, 2018, which was against the rules of procedure of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha. Subsequently, Phoolka also tendered a resignation personally to the Speaker on December 11, 2018, which was in reference to the earlier resignation and was again not in the proper format.
Speaker Rana KP Singh had invited Phoolka to appear personally on February 20, 2019, but he appeared on February 21, 2019. During the meeting, the Speaker told Phoolka that the resignation was not in the proper format resulting in its non-acceptance.
Subsequently, on August 5, 2019, Phoolka’s letter was received in the Vidhan Sabha secretariat, in which he wrote that if the resignation sent by him is not in the prescribed format, he would send the resignation to the Speaker in the appropriate format.
Finally, Phoolka submitted his resignation on August 8, 2019, in the appropriate format as per the rules, which was accepted by the Speaker on August 9, 2019.