LAHORE - Governor Punjab Salman Taseer has said when he comes to know that any of the parties in the Punjab Assembly has got the majority, he will call the session to choose new leader of the house, while the majority party will be invited to form the next government. He was addressing a news conference here at his Camp Office 8-Club Road. MPAs Raja Riaz Ahmed, Tanveer Ashraf Kaira, Haji Muhammad Iqbal and Qasim Zia were also present on the occasion. Salman Taseer further elaborated that when he was personally convinced about any enjoying the support of the majority of members in the House, he would invite that political party to form government as per the constitution. "I firmly believe in the rule of law and strengthening of the democratic system of government and the Governor Rule (not Governor Raaj) was enforced to fulfil the legal and constitutional requirements in the absence of the Chief Minister," he said. Salmaan Taseer also out-rightly rejected the assertion that 2-month time was being used for buying loyalties of the MPAs. "The N-League has no clear-cut majority. When it is proved by any party, I will call the Assembly to session to choose the Leader of the House," he said. He said Nawaz Sharif during his term had also enforced Governor Rule to achieve political benefits, while President Zardari enforced the Governor Rule in the wake of the disqualification to meet the constitutional requirements, as the Governor is the Chief Executive of the province after a CM is suspended. To a question regarding the ongoing session of the Punjab Assembly, he said that according to the law, it could not be requisitioned or summoned without the permission of the Governor if the leader of house was not there. He held the PA proceedings illegal. "As Speaker is the custodian of the House, he can do whatever he wants. He can also turn it into a place of demonstration," he said. The Governor was of the view that since February 25, nothing illegal had been done and neither emergency nor Section 144 was imposed. He further substantiated his statement by saying that the Punjab Assembly was intact as well. "The government has not enforced section 144 anywhere in the province and the PML-N leadership is allowed to hold peaceful rallies and public meetings. Not even a single person was arrested or detained in connection with rallies and protests," he maintained. Most of the time, the Governor bitterly criticised Shahbaz Sharif and his policies. Salmaan first took up the Food Support Programme, and accused the PML-N government for giving only 22 per cent share to the PPP, while 60 and 19 per cent (which makes 101 per cent) went to the N-League and forward bloc members respectively. The Governor accused Shahbaz Sharif of using Rs70 million on personal projection in the media. He further added that the ex-CM was using seven offices and three residences Rs30 million were spent on entertainment. "Out of 144 vehicles, 8 bullet-proof vehicles were also under his use. Whither much-hyped governance?" he quizzed. About the much-touted Sasti Roti Scheme, he criticised that only the areas of PML-N strongholds of Lahore Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Gujranwalla districts were selected and given absolute undue favour at the cost of the public exchequer, whereas the people of extremely under developed areas, like Rahim Yar Khan, were deprived of their right. He also mentioned that restaurants in posh localities were also given subsidy on floor, which ranged between Rs15000 to Rs30000. "There are a total of 11700 tandoors in the Punjab. 3800, 1100 and 1000 are located in Lahore, Rawalpindi and Faisalabad districts respectively, and 60 to 70 per cent are located in PML-N strongholds. Over 3000 ghost tandoors have been unearthed only in Lahore," he said, adding that now monitoring and investigation would be done for further disbursement of the Rs6 billion subsidies. "Is it a good governance to please only N-members while ignoring rest of the poor segment of the province?" he quizzed. The Governor maintained that only 25 per cent development funds were used, and quite a large number of schemes had been dropped, as there was no organisation. "Rs2 billion were used from supplementary grant. Much-talked Danish school system was initiated for which 47 sites were earmarked and Rs100 million were spent while not even a brick had been used for starting the system," he said, asserting that the Shahbaz Sharif government had failed on all fronts. Regarding the collection of provincial taxes, he said that Punjab government could hardly collect 40 per cent of its total recoverable receipts, which depicted failure of the government on this front as well. "Always claiming good governance in place and calling himself 'Khadim-i-Aala' (former CM), he could neither execute even a single mega project nor launch any where in the province and funds allocated by the World Bank lapsed due to their sheer negligence," he maintained. The Governor said he had just shared a few facts about the good governance for the general information of the people of the province and for the record. "All other remaining facts badly required at least another 50 press conferences to share with media. It is not a charge-sheet," he maintained. When quizzed about keeping silence about the wrongdoings of the Shahbaz Sharif's government, Raja Riaz said the PPP leadership was kept informed continuously, but we were asked to stay quiet.