30 November Wednesday

No-confidence Motion in Koppam : UDF-BJP Alliance Widening In Palakkad

Web Desk(TVM)Updated: Wednesday Apr 20, 2022

Palakkad : In Palakkad’s Koppam, BJP member voting in favour of UDF no-trust motion against LDF President took place in line with  open instructions of the party. 

The no-confidence motion, brought in by UDF against CPI(M) chair T. Unnikrsihnan, got passed  helped by  favourable vote from BJP member.

After casting his vote supporting the motion,  BJP member, Abilash, told reporters that he simply followed instructions from his party. BJP district president KM Haridas native to Koppam panchayat. The BJP’s pro stand is being viewed as the beginning of BJP – Congress  bond slated to spread districtwide.  Before the no-trust topic came to be discussed on Monday, the BJP leaders handed to the Block Panchayat Secretary AK Saritha, a Whip signed by BJP District president. However, she refused to accept it saying it was beyond her powers to hand the Whip to a Panchayat member.

The Whip signed by district president on 14th was kept without handing it over up to 18th – proof the hide-and-seek ploy was enacted with knowledge of the leadership. Congress and League leaders earlier said they secured the BJP member’s vote as he had not received the Whip.

Meanwhile, the BJP leadership claimed that Abilash had voted siding UDF in violation of the Whip. Even so, the BJP is unwilling to approach Election Commission to disqualify him from seat.

Of the total 17seats at the panchayat, eight are occupied by CPI(M), five by Muslim League , three by Congress and BJP holds one. In the elections held earlier for president and vice president, BJP  state away from voting. Subsequently elections took form of drawing from the lot, following which   CPI(M)’s Unnikrishnan became  President and Congress’s Punya Satheesh the Vice President