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HC Dismisses Pleas to Disqualify Turncoat MLAs

The petitioners contended that the action of respondent MLAs will attract anti- defection law as they have joined with the TRS without resigning to the parties whom they belonged.

Published: 29th September 2015 05:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th September 2015 05:22 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:  A division bench of the Hyderabad High Court on Monday dismissed the petitions and appeals filed with regard to disqualification of certain TDP, Congress and YSRC MLAs who joined the TRS. The bench refrained from intervening in the issue which was pending before the Telangana State Assembly Speaker.

While dismissing the pleas filed separately by Telangana TDP floor leader E Dayakar Rao, Congress MLA Sampath Kumar and YSR Congress MLA P Srinivas Reddy, the bench felt that it would not be proper for the court to intervene in the matter which is under process.

The TDP leader, in his petition, stated that he had filed the application before the Speaker seeking disqualification of three TDP MLAs Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Teegala Krishna Reddy and Challa Dharma Reddy and sought the Court to issue direction to the Speaker to expedite hearing on his application.

As for other petition, Congress MLA Sampath Kumar filed petition before the Speaker to disqualify Kale Yadaiah, DS Redya Naik, G Vittal Reddy and K Kanakaiah.

Petitioner Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy, YSR Congress MLA, sought disqualification of party MLA B Madanlal.The petitioners contended that the action of respondent MLAs will attract anti- defection law as they have joined with the TRS without resigning to the parties whom they belonged.

The bench agreed with the contention of Telangana advocate general K Ramakrishna Reddy, who assisted the court during the course of hearing, that the court cannot intervene in the matters of disqualification when the Speaker has already commenced the process of hearing the applications moved before him for disqualification of certain MLAs under anti-defection law.

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