The MP stressed that this decision can not be based on article 81 of the Constitution, which the closed party congress referred to. "According to this article, the congress can take such a decision based on a law. But such a law does not exist," Leshchenko said.
He also stressed that together with a number of colleagues they will oppose unseating Tomenko and Firsov. However, the deputy could not answer how parliamentarians can challenge such a decision.
In turn, former PPB faction deputy Viktor Chumak confirmed in a comment to Censor.NET that the party leadership considered his expulsion but to no avail as Chumak was elected in a single-mandate constituency, as well as several other former BPP deputies. "There are nine people like me. They'll have to expel all or nobody," he explained, while not ruling out attempts of being pressed in the future.
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As previously reported, on March 25, a closed PPB congress took place in Kyiv. It adopted a number of decisions, in particular, supporting the candidacy of Verkhovna Rada Speaker Volodymyr Hroisman for the post of prime minister and depriving Mykola Tomenko and Yehor Firsov of deputy mandates.