Expelled Congress MLAs Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and S A Sampath Kumar have filed a contempt of court petition in the High Court today alleging that the state government was not implementing the court's verdict reinstating them.
The Telangana Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary had in March expelled
the two Congress MLAs for the incidents
that took place during the Governor's speech during the opening day of the budget session. Both MLAs approached the High Court
over the Speaker's decision. The court ruled twice
that the Speaker's decision was not valid and that the MLAs could continue till their terms ended.
However, the Assembly secretary and the Assembly Affairs secretary didn't implement the court's verdict. The Congress leaders submitted a memorandum in this regard to the Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary yesterday
but they didn't get any assurance from him.
Reacting on it, the two expelled MLAs again approached the court alleging that the government was not considering them as MLAs and not providing the privileges and salaries. They urged the court to initiate contempt proceedings against the Assembly secretary and the Assembly Affairs secretary.
The court may take up the case for trial on Friday.