High Court Verdict A Slap On KCR's Face: Komatireddy
The Telangana Congress MLA demanded that the government restore his membership of the Assembly before the evening of June 5.
Hyderabad | 4th June 2018
Stating that the High Court verdict dismissing the petition failed by 12 TRS MLAs was a slap on the face of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, Congress MLA Komatireddy Venkat Reddy today alleged that the CM had scant respect for the Constitution and the judiciary, and demanded that the government restore his membership of the Assembly before the evening of June 5.
For the uninitiated, a single bench of the High Court had set aside the Telangana Assembly resolution expelling Congress MLAs Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and S A Sampath Kumar. Another bench of the High Court, dealing with a petition by 12 TRS MLAs challenging the single bench verdict, today upheld the verdict.
Reacting to the High Court's judgement, Komatireddy charged KCR with playing games with the judicial system. He also said that his party would serve contempt of court notices to the Chief Minister, the Legislature Secretary and the Chief Secretary for not restoring the membership of the two expelled Congress MLAs.
He also slammed his own party leadership for not standing by Kumar and him, pointing out that he had asked both CLP leader K Jana Reddy and TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy to tender their resignations after the expulsions, but that neither had responded. He said that they should resign tomorrow evening if the government did not restore the memberships of Kumar and him.
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