Mizoram: Minister’s disqualification for office of profit case, Governor seeks advice from EC – Mizoram Governor seeks ECI’s opinion on minister’s disqualification for office of profit case
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Mizoram Governor Dr. Hari Babu Khambapati has sought the advice of the Election Commission on the plea to disqualify a minister of the state government. In fact, the petition seeks the disqualification of Mizoram government minister Robert Romavia Roy from holding office of profit. Zoram People’s Movement, the main opposition party in Mizoram, filed the petition. The main opposition party alleges that Rohit has a consultancy firm, which works under several state government contracts, in violation of the Representation of the People Act.
Robert Royte has been holding several key portfolios in the Zormathanga government of Mizoram. Which includes sectors like sports and tourism. Recently, Ruite has also been given the responsibility of the District Council and the Department of Minority Affairs. The petition states that Roite runs a company called North East Consultancy Services while he was elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly in the year 2018.
Rutte’s firm also received a contract from the district council and the Department of Minority Affairs in June 2022. Under this agreement, work is being done under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram, a scheme of the Central Government. The petition states that this is a violation of the provisions of the Representation of the People Act. It has also been stated in the petition that Ruite has also mentioned it in the affidavit for the assembly elections. On this basis, the opposition parties are demanding Ruite’s disqualification.