Press Esc to close
Wednesday 28 September 2016
News updated at 12:24 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28.6°C
Min : 20.5°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Congress seeks disqualification of nine rebel MLAs in Andhra

Hyderabad, March 23, 2013 (IANS):

The ruling Congress party in Andhra Pradesh has sought disqualification of nine of its legislators who voted in favour of the no confidence motion tabled by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) last week.

The Congress Legislature Party Saturday submitted a petition to assembly speaker Nadendla Manohar, seeking disqualification of the legislators who switched loyalties to the YSR Congress party.

Government chief whip Gandra Venkataramna Reddy called on the speaker and submitted the petition. With this, the ruling party has sent out a message that it is prepared to face by-elections.

The decision to submit the petition was taken after Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, state Congress Committee president Botcha Satyanarayana and Venkataramana Reddy held discussions on the issue Friday.

Earlier, the party was apparently reluctant to seek disqualification as this would cause by-elections; the assembly elections are scheduled in a year's time.

The MLAs whose disqualification has been sought are - Alla Nani (Eluru), G. Ravi Kumar (Addanki), D. Chandrasekara Reddy (Kakinada), Jogi Ramesh (Pedana), Perni Nani (Machilipatnam), B. Sivaprasada Reddy (Darsi), M. Rajesh (Chintalapudi), S. Krishna Ranga Rao (Bobbili) and P. Ramchandra Reddy (Punganur).

The Congress party has not sought action against associate member K. Srisailam Goud, who called on YSR Congress president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy in Chanchalguda prison on Friday. The party is likely to submit a separate petition against him.

Goud is an independent legislator, but had proclaimed his affiliation to the ruling party.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during his Kisan Yatra in Lakhimpur...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during his Kisan Yatra in Lakhimpur...

Foreign tourists enjoy with the folk artists at Junagarh Fort on the World Tourism Day...

Foreign tourists enjoy with the folk artists at Junagarh Fort on the World Tourism Day...

Akshay Kumar with his mother-in-law actress Dimple Kapadia attending the music launch...

Akshay Kumar with his mother-in-law actress Dimple Kapadia attending the music launch...

Finalists of a dance reality show Ashish Das and Masoom Narzary perform at a show...

Finalists of a dance reality show Ashish Das and Masoom Narzary perform at a show...

Kejriwal is tied a turban during a programme on 110th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh...

Kejriwal is tied a turban during a programme on 110th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh...

Young girls pay floral tribute to Freedom Fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh...

Young girls pay floral tribute to Freedom Fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh...

School students pay tribute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary at a School...

School students pay tribute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary at a School...

President Barack Obama smiles as he wears a blanket that was presented to him....

President Barack Obama smiles as he wears a blanket that was presented to him....

Donald Trump shakes hands with Hillary Clinton following the presidential debate...

Donald Trump shakes hands with Hillary Clinton following the presidential debate...

Bill Clinton shakes hands with Melania Trump, wife of Donald Trump before the presidential debate...

Bill Clinton shakes hands with Melania Trump, wife of Donald Trump before the presidential debate...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523