HYDERABAD:Did Commercial Taxes Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav, who defected from the TDP to the ruling TRS last year, ‘fake’ his resignation as MLA of the yellow party? Congress leader Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy, citing an RTI reply from the Assembly Secretariat, claimed so on Sunday. Displaying the letter from the Assembly Secretariat at a press conference here, Reddy said he had filed an RTI application on June 29 seeking to know the status of Srinivas Yadav’s resignation.
Recalling that Srinivas Yadav had claimed to have resigned as TDP MLA and referring to his oft-repeated assertion that his letter was still pending with the Assembly Speaker, Reddy said the minister had faked his resignation letter before being inducted into the State Cabinet. The reply from the Assembly Secretariat read — “this Secretariat is not in receipt of any resignation letter from Talasani Srinivas Yadav, MLA.”
Srinivas Yadav and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had desecrated the sanctity of the Legislative Assembly by furnishing wrong information, he alleged and demanded the minister’s immediate resignation and action against Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhanachary. He said he had sought an appointment with Governor ESL Narasimhan to lodge a complaint against the minister and Speaker.
Congress leader Mohd Shabbir Ali went a step ahead and demanded that Srinivas Yadav be booked under Section 420 of the IPC. Shabbir Ali also found fault with the Governor. Telangana TDP leaders too jumped into the fray and demanded action against the Speaker and Governor too, besides the resignation of Srinivas Yadav.