WBGS Government Responds To MPs’ Decision Impeaching Finance Minister

The embattled WBGS Finance Minister Ms Lillian Rizik Valentino could not attend the third summon because she was ill. [File]

“Yesterday, the state government received a letter directed to the deputy governor confirming the dismissal of the state finance minister by parliament,” the state government spokesperson Alfred Drick Oya told the press.

Hon. Drick said the government is studying the resolutions and procedures used by the parliament to dismiss the finance minister.

“It is suppressing the state government that the state assembly members took their decision to unilaterally dismiss the finance minister without the knowledge of the state government. This decision is questionable,” said the government spokesperson.

According to the spokesperson, the finance minister was sick and she sent in her medical form to the speaker but the parliamentarians ignored it.

“The finance minister in her letter dated 26 February addressed to the speaker apologized to the august house for her non conformity due to illness asking the parliament to shove to on 3 March. The letter was turned down by the parliament and it resorted to its unilateral no confidence vote on Wednesday,” he said.

Hon. Drick warned politicians against personal interest and accused the parliament of not using its code of business.

Ms Rizik becomes the first senior state government official to be dismissed by the state parliament.

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