Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) leaders today expressed their surprise over the decision of Telangana Legislative Council Chairman K Swamy Goud to merge the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in the Council with the TRS Legislature Party.
They wondered how the Council Chairman could release a bulletin related to the merger of a national party with a regional party in Telangana.
Addressing media persons in Hyderabad today, TPCC spokesperson Faheem also alleged that Telangana Chief Minister KCR was trying very hard to decimate the Opposition in the state legislature.
Another Congress leader Manavatha Rai said that the party had doubts over the recently concluded Assembly elections and wondered why the Centre was not recalling the Telangana Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar when so many mistakes were committed during the Assembly polls.
The Council Chairman also cancelled the recognition of Congress MLC Mohd Ali Shabbir as the Leader Of Opposition (LoP) in the Council with immediate effect.
The cancellation came soon after the Council issued a bulletin merging four Congress MLCs - Akula Lalitha, Prabhakar, Santhosh Kumar and Damodar Reddy - into the TRS fold as per legislature norms.
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