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NCPC : JO to collect affidavits to push for post of CM

13 May 2017 07:02 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


In efforts to capture power in the North-Central Provincial Council, the joint opposition is reportedly planning to obtain affidavits from the 18 members supporting it before requesting the provincial governor to appoint one of its members as the NCPC Chief Minister.

The JO leaders were expected to meet these members last evening to discuss the modalities for capturing power.

These members, elected on the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) ticket switched allegiance to the JO led by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and decided to function as an independent group in the council.
The crisis was triggered when UPFA leadership removed H.K. Nandasena from his portfolios.

Provincial council law states that if a political party holds more than half the number of seats in a council, then a member of that party should be appointed chief minister. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 3

  • Sunanda Saturday, 13 May 2017 08:16 AM

    It's a political party which neds yo have more than 1/2 tge seats. JO is not a recognized political party nor were the UPFA members appointed on JO. there lies tge hitch.

    Banda Saturday, 13 May 2017 08:24 AM

    Democracy should prevail. Lets see what yahapalanaya is going to do.. via DM Android App

    Banda Saturday, 13 May 2017 08:30 AM

    Its the province of SLFP Secretary. So he has no control of his own province How can help control a party via DM Android App

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