Rebel MLAs seek disqualification

Hyderabad, April 5,
2013: Rebel MLAs of the Congress and TDP who voted in favour of the recent
no-confidence motion in the assembly on Friday addressed an open letter to the
Speaker Nadendla Manohar from their fasting camp asking him to disqualify them
immediately for facilitating  by-elections in their constituencies under Section
151 (A) of the People’s Representation Act.

The rebel MLAs informed
the Speaker that they had violated the whip by supporting the no-confidence
motion and also by participating in the indefinite fast against the power
tariff hike under the leadership of YSR Congress Party honourary president Smt.
Y.S. Vijayamma.

Accusing the Congress
and TDP of trying to ensure that their disqualification will not take place one
year before the due date of the next assembly elections with a view to avoid
the by-elections in their constituencies,  the rebel MLAs said the two parties are
seeking their disqualification but not the by-polls.

The MLAs said in their
letter that, despite the fact of losing their assembly membership, they had
voted for the no trust motion to stand by people after being inspired by YSRCP
chief Sri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy who has been facing difficulties for abiding
by his commitment to the people.

“The minority Congress
Government has unabashedly dared to hike the power tariff and shock the people
with the support of TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu who has cheated people by opposing
the no-trust motion in the assembly. Naidu had pledged the interests of the poor
to escape probe into his role into the Emaar and IMG Bharata scandals in the
same manner as he had earlier cheated the small traders by ensuring the absence
of the MPs in the Rajya Sabha during the voting on the FDI,” the MLAs said in
the letter, adding they had supported the no-trust motion standing by the

“Fearing defeat in the
by-polls, Congress and TDP are now playing a new drama to delay our
disqualification,” they said and asked the Speaker to announce their
disqualification immediately and pave the way for the by polls. 

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