The three MLCs who defected from the ruling TRS K Yadava Reddy, R Bhoopathi Reddy and S Ramulu Naik were disqualified from the Telangana State Legislative Council by Chairman K Swamy Goud on Wednesday.
Legislature Secretary V Narasimha Charyulu issued a bulletin to this effect.
In the bulletin, he said that the three MLCs were disqualified by the Chairman under para 2 (1) (a) and sub para 3 of the tenth schedule of the Constitution read with section 191 (2) of the Constitution and rule 6 of the Telangana Legislative Council (Disqualification on Grounds of Defection) rules.
While K Yadava Reddy was elected under the MLA quota, Bhoopathi Reddy was elected from the Nizamabad local authorities' constituency. Naik was a nominated member of the Council appointed under the Governor's quota.
The Legislature Secretary stated that the disqualification would come into force with immediate effect.
The action against the defecting MLCs was taken by the Council Chairman following a complaint from TRSLC whip Palla Rajeswar Reddy a couple of days back. The three MLCs had joined the Congress before the Assembly elections.
Another TRS MLC who had defected to the Congress before the December Assembly elections, Konda Murali, had already resigned from the Council.
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