The NCP (Sharad Pawar group) has written to the presiding officers of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha urging them to act on the party’s demand that “delinquent MPs” Sunil Tatkare and Praful Patel be disqualified from their respective houses for defection without further delay.
NCP working president and Lok Sabha MP Supriya Sule wrote to Speaker Om Birla and Rajya Sabha member from the party, Vandana Chavan, sent a letter to the Rajya Sabha chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar reminding them of their disqualification petitions filed in early July and pointing out that there has been no action in the four months since. Chavan told The Telegraph that she has not even received an acknowledgement of receipt of the letter from the chairman’s office.
“I had filed a Disqualification Petition on 4 July 2023 seeking the disqualification of Sunil Tatkare under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution of India. It’s been 4 months with no action taken. The delinquent MP’s actions are a blatant attack on the Tenth Schedule & the Hon’ble Supreme Court has directed timely resolution of such petitions to uphold the Constitution & democratic principles in true spirit. I request no further delay in adjudicating the petition please,” Sule posted on X (formerly Twitter) along with an image of the letter.