“Servant of the People” cannot collect the required number of votes to expel MP Nikolai Tishchenko from the faction, who was disgraced by his trip to Thailand during the war, writes UP.
A source: interlocutor of Ukrainska Pravda in the Servant of the People faction
Direct speech: “There are no votes for expulsion from the SN faction.”
Details: According to the source, the faction fails to collect votes even for the removal of Tishchenko from the post of deputy chairman of the Rada Committee on Transport and Infrastructure.
What came before:
- On the 11th month of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, People’s Deputy of the Servant of the People Nikolay Tishchenko planned a meeting with the Ukrainian community in Thailand.
- After this news received a public outcry, Tishchenko was expelled from the Servant of the People party, dismissed from the post of deputy head of the faction and announced an expulsion from the faction.
- In the Servant of the People faction launched an online survey regarding whether Nikolai Tishchenko should be expelled from the faction.
And here are the sourcesCountry”in the Servant of the People faction, they say that there are votes for the exclusion of Nikolai Tishchenko from the faction after his trip to Thailand.
“Voices will be clear. This is the position of the President’s Office – to expel Tishchenko. And he has no support in the faction. And he will be expelled from the faction, and removed from the post of deputy head of the faction. The meeting of the faction will be held in the near future”– says a source in the Servant of the People.
As for the removal of Tishchenko from the post of deputy head of the Committee on Transport and Infrastructure, this decision must be made by a majority vote of the Rada.
As Vladimir Kreydenko, deputy head of the Committee from the Servant of the People, said, for a start, a resolution on the removal of Tishchenko from the post of deputy head of the committee should be registered in the Rada.
“According to the procedure, it is necessary to register a resolution, submit it under the dome, and if there are 226 votes, you can change the positions of deputies in committees,” Kreydenko said.
He also said that he supported the decision to expel Tishchenko from the faction.
“I supported the decision to expel Tishchenko from the party and supported the decision of David Arakhamia regarding the exclusion of Nikolai Tishchenko from the faction and from the post of deputy head of the faction“, – said the deputy.
Recall: From the beginning of his political career, Nikolai Tishchenko regularly got into scandals. The deputy held noisy parties during the coronavirus quarantine, and his Velor restaurant, unlike other establishments, continued to work during the lockdown.
Tishchenko helped sabotage the elections in the 87th constituency in the Ivano-Frankivsk region (the candidate from the ruling party Vasily Virastyuk won there), and in the capital – adjust “dialogue” between Bankova and Denis Komarnitsky.
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