Kolkata, Sep 19 : Governor Jagdeep Dhankar has sought a clarification from the secretary of West Bengal Legislative Assembly regarding the West Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Bill, 2019.
The Raj Bhavan on Wednesday sought the clarification in response to a contention of the representation submitted by two oppositions leaders Abdul Mannan of Congress and Sujan Chakraborty, leader of the Left Front Legislature Party, regarding the Bill No. 21 of 2019 [The West Bengal ( Prevention of Lynching) Bill, 2019] under notification no.953-L, circulated on 26.08.2019, was not in consonance with the Bill in respect of which the governor imparted his recommendation for introduction of the Bill in the West Bengal Assembly in terms of Article 207 of the Constitution.
Mr Mannan and Mr Chakraborty jointly called on the Governor and submitted a memorandum on Tuesday seeking his intervention in the alleged anomalies of the West Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Bill, 2019.
They submitted a written representation as regard to "grave irregularities and Legislative improprieties in respect of The West Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Bill, 2019."
It was indicated by them that the Bill placed in the House on 30.8.2019 was different then the draft copy of the Bill that was circulated amongst the members of the Assembly on August 26 and the one to which the Governor had recommended introduction.
According to them, " The reason for this cannot be a printing mistake and this is a serious lapse in as much as the change is in respect to insertion of ‘death sentence’ as the maximum quantum of punishment."(UNI)