Congress Dares TRS To By-Elections Where MLAs Defected
The TRS had bought its MLAs despite having a clear majority, showing that KCR was trying to ensure there was no Opposition party to question him, the Congress alleged.
Hyderabad | 7th June 2019
AICC Telangana in-charge R C Kuntia on Friday said that Telangana had become a "care-of address" for dictatorial rule.
Speaking to media persons along with TPCC President N Uttam Kumar Reddy, Kuntia alleged that the ruling TRS had bought Congress MLAs despite having a clear majority in the Assembly, showing that CM KCR was trying to ensure that there was no Opposition party to question him in the State.
He also targeted the Assembly Speaker and the Governor of the State, saying that neither of them took any action on the complaints by the Congress against the defecting MLAs of the party.
Uttam Kumar Reddy said that it was a clear lie that all 12 Congress MLAs had joined the TRS together, and said that the MLAs had joined the TRS separately.
He also claimed that the defecting MLAs against whom disqualification petitions were pending didn't have the right to submit a letter of merger of the CLP.
He said that Pocharam Srinivas Reddy had brought disrepute to the office of the Speaker of the Assembly, and that the former CLP leader Bhatti Vikramarka had gone to the Assembly constituency of the Speaker, Banswada, to lodge the complaint against the defecting MLAs as the Speaker appeared too scared to come to Hyderabad.
Uttam Kumar Reddy dared the TRS leaders to ask all the defecting MLAs to resign from their posts and contest the elections again on the TRS ticket. He said that the case filed by the Congress against the defecting MLAs was coming up for hearing on June 11, 2019.
Reddy also said that the Congress was also gathering the details of the benefits received by the defecting MLAs after joining the TRS.
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