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Jagan moves court over resignation

Days after Congress MP Lagadapati Rajagopal had withdrawn his petition, filed in the Delhi High Court, seeking a direction to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to accept his resignation from the House

Published: 25th October 2013 11:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th October 2013 11:02 AM   |  A+A-

Days after Congress MP Lagadapati Rajagopal had withdrawn his petition, filed in the Delhi High Court, seeking a direction to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to accept his resignation from the House, YSRC chief and Kadapa MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, along with MPs Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy and SPY Reddy have approached Delhi High Court to get their resignations accepted.

Challenging the Speaker’s decision to turn down the resignations, submitted by 13 MPs from Seemandhra, the YSRC leaders filed a writ petition in Delhi High Court on Thursday contending that they had not tendered their resignations on the spur of the moment.

They made it clear that they had quit their posts in accordance with the aspirations of the people of their region who were opposing bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

It may be recalled that the Lok Sabha Speaker had recently rejected the resignations, submitted by 13 MPs from Seemandhra, including Jagan, Mekapati and SPY Reddy, on the ground that the resignations were not tendered “voluntarily”.

The Speaker turned down these resignations based on provisions of Article 101(3) of the Constitution and Rule 240 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha.



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