CLP Merger: High Court Notices Again To Speaker
Congress leaders argued that the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) merger was against the spirit of Constitution as the case was sub-judice.
Hyderabad | 12th June 2019
After perusing the petition of Congress leaders against the defections of 12 Congress MLAs to the TRS, the Telangana High Court today issued notices to Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy and the legislators who defected.
The court had already issued notices on Tuesday to the Assembly Speaker, Council Chairman, and relevant MLAs and MLCs in this regard. On Wednesday, it again served notices on the Speaker and others followed by a petition from Congress leaders N Uttam Kumar Reddy and Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka.
The petitioners argued that the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) merger was against the spirit of Constitution as the case was sub-judice. They also pleaded with the court to put on hold the merger orders by the Speaker.
The High Court had already adjourned the case by four weeks yesterday when Congress leader Shabbir Ali sought to have cancelled the merger decision delivered by the Speaker through a bulletin issued to the media.
Legislators who got the court notices are: D Sudhir Reddy, Lingaiah, P Sabitha Indra Reddy, Haripriya, Upender Reddy, R Kantha Rao, Atram Sakku, Harshavardhan Reddy, Vanama Venkateswara Rao and J Surender.
The court also adjourned to tomorrow the petition seeking to put on a hold on the merger of the Congress Legislature Party into the TRS.
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