YSRC moves Hyderabad HC seeking  direction to collector over two-year jail to TDP MLA Chintamaneni Prabhakar

A petition was filed in the Hyderabad High Court seeking a direction to the district collector concerned to forthwith inform the imprisonment awarded to TDP MLA Chintamaneni Prabhakar,

Published: 15th March 2018 05:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th March 2018 05:09 AM   |  A+A-

Hyderabad High Court. (File photo)

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: A petition was filed in the Hyderabad High Court seeking a direction to the district collector concerned to forthwith inform the imprisonment awarded to TDP MLA Chintamaneni Prabhakar, to the AP Legislative assembly secretary for necessary action. The Assembly secretary has not taken any action on the issue due to the collector’s failure to inform him about the court verdict, petitioner K Ramachandra Rao, YSRC leader from Denduluru assembly segment, pointed out.

On Feb 14 this year, the Bhimadole First Class Judicial Magistrate Court sentenced Denduluru MLA and government whip Prabhakar to two years imprisonment on charges of assaulting former minister Vatti Vasantha Kumar on Nov 26, 2011. He was granted bail on two personal bonds of Rs 10,000 each. 

Ramachandra Rao, in his petition, submitted that the collector has to inform the assembly secretary within seven days from the date of court judgment. As per the Supreme Court judgment in Lily Thomas vs Union of India case, the TDP legislator stands disqualified from the state assembly and that he cannot contest elections for six years. As there was no information with the Assembly secretary about the court verdict, the Election Commission has also not declared that the Denduluru seat fell vacant. There was no response from the authorities concerned though a complaint was lodged by YSRC Parliament members, he noted.
Secretary to the Election Commission of India, Assembly secretary and the district collector concerned were named as the respondents.

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