Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, on Friday, said that the government plans to amend the Representation Of People Act to prevent the frequent resignations of elected representatives from their posts.
Addressing an election meeting in East Godavari district, the CM said that the ensuing by-elections in AP have been unnecessarily caused thanks to a few Congress leaders switching loyalties.
He said that a strong law is needed to prevent the frequent resignations of elected representatives from their posts.
"Nowadays, elected representatives are not even completing their 5-year term, and are switching loyalties with an eye on power and money," he said.
Stating that the Congress' main rival in the by-elections is the YSR Congress, he said that the Telugu Desam Party would be relegated to the 3rd position.
Kiran Kumar Reddy reiterated that he would continue as chief minister till the 2014 elections, and that there was no threat to his government.
He also dismissed reports of the imposition of President's Rule in the state after the by-election results are declared.
Responding to the CBI questioning ministers over controversial GOs issued during YSR's rule, he simply said that the probing agency was yet to prove the charges against the ministers. (INN)