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Tel Congress petitions Speaker: seeks disqualification of its

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

: The Sunday said it has petitioned the Assembly Speaker, seeking disqualification of its six 'defecting' MLAs, who had switched over to the ruling Rashtra Samiti (TRS).

Legislature Party told reporters here that they met Pocharam Srinivas Reddy and submitted a petition to him, seeking disqualification of the six MLAs,who defected to TRS.

We submitteda petition, seeking disqualification of (six Congress MLAs) Rega Kantha Rao, Atram Sakku, Sudhir Reddy, Vanama Venkateshwar Rao, Sabita Indrareddy and Harshavardhan Reddy," he said and added that the responded positively on their petition.

Accusing K Chandrasekhar Rao of pressurising the MLAs to join TRS by offering them sops, Vikramarka alleged that the Chief Minister, who pledged to protect the Constitution, is violating it.

The TRS had won 88 seats and the Congress 19 in the 119 member House in the December 7 2018 assembly poll.

However, over the past few months 10 MLAshad announced their decision to quit the party and join the TRS.

Party sources said Congress would submit another petition to the speaker, seeking 'disqualification' of the remaining four Congress legislators.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 20:30 IST
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