YSR Congress Party national general secretary and MP V Vijay Sai Reddy today announced that his party MLAs would not attend the budget session of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly beginning from Monday as Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao had failed to disqualify the 22 YSRCP MLAs who had joined the ruling TDP.
Addressing the media along with party general secretary Umareddy Venkateswarulu after submitting another petition to the Speaker on the same demand, Vijay Sai Reddy said that though the the opposition party had repeatedly appealed to the Speaker to disqualify the 22 defected MLAs, the latter had taken no action, and that was the reason for their decision.
Saying that his party had complained to the Speaker, the Legislature Secretary and the Election Commission about the government's silence on the MLAs' defection issue, the YSRCP leaders pleaded with the Speaker to act in conformity with the Supreme Court orders.
They also reiterated that they would table a no-confidence motion against the Centre on March 21 on the issue of Special Status to AP, and that the YSRCP MPs would resign from the Lok Sabha as announced earlier.
Vijay Sai Reddy also demanded that the Speaker declare Denduluru MLA Chintamaneni Prabhakar, too, as disqualified as the latter was given a two-year conviction by a Bhimadolu court, and notify the Denduluru constituency seat as vacant.
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