Special category status demand: Resignations of YSRC MPs accepted by Lok Sabha speaker

Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday accepted the resignation of five YSR Congress (YSRC) party  MPs who resigned from the Lok Sabha over their demand for granting a special category status

Published: 07th June 2018 03:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2018 04:56 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday accepted the resignation of five YSR Congress (YSRC) party  MPs who resigned from the Lok Sabha over their demand for granting a special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

The Telugu Desham Party (TDP) has alleged that it is part of the strategy between the BJP and YSRC to avoid by-elections in the state.

“The MPs had resigned on April 6 but the speaker accepted it only on June 6. This was done to avoid by-elections on these seats. As per the People Representation Act 1951, by-election need not happen in Lok Sabha seats if the remaining government term is less than one year. Now, June 4, 2014 was when the first session of the 16th Lok Sabha was held and accepting resignation on June 6, 2018 means the duration is less than a year,” said  TDP MP Kesineni Srinivas.

Mahajan accepted the resignations after holding a meeting with the MPs, who were adamant on their decision.

Srinivas added that the YSRC is staging “drama” over resignation while everything is pre-planned and fixed with the BJP. “The YSRCP chief Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy is colluding with the BJP to save himself from the CBI cases against him,” he said.

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