Manipur veteran politician O Joy on Thursday sought the speaker’s attention and demanded action against the 10 state MLAs, who demanded a separate administration, terming it "unethical conduct".
The politician lodged a written complaint to Speaker Th Satyabrata under Rule 300 of the Rules and Procedures and Conduct of Business in the Manipur Legislative Assembly.
Speaking to the media at the Manipur Press Club, Imphal, after submitting the complaint, Joy said it is unfortunate that those leaders who have been elected by the people to safeguard the integrity of the state have taken a stand to disintegrate the integrity of Manipur.
He informed that their demand is completely contrary to the usage or derogatory to the dignity of the House and inconsistent with the standards which the House of Manipur Legislative Assembly is entitled to expect of its members.
It is a well-established parliamentary practice in the country and as also in all Commonwealth Parliamentary Countries in the world that the MPs and state legislatures shall maintain a standard conduct inside the House and outside it, and their behaviour should be such as to enhance the dignity of the House and its members in general, he added.
He stated that the House of the legislature of a state has the power and authority to punish its own members or the unethical conduct, misbehaviour and misconduct of memberof the House. He further appealed to the Speaker for taking appropriate action against the 10 MLAs at the earliest.