The Congress party MLAs, who faced drastic action in the assembly for their alleged unruly behaviour during the speech of Governor E S L Narasimhan in the House on Monday, are said to be contemplating en masse resignations in protest.
According to party sources, soon after the Speaker announced dismissal of Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and S A Sampath Kumar and suspension of 11 others, the Congress MLAs had a brainstorming meeting at the CLP meeting hall to decide their future course of action.
While the immediate step would be organising rallies and dharnas all over the state and burning the effigies of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, majority of the Congress members felt that they should resign from their seats and go for fresh mandate from the people. Even the MLCs would like to follow the suit.
“When we cannot attend the budget session, which would be the last in the current term and question the government for ignoring several sections, what is the point in attending further sessions which would only be for five or 10 days? We are not interested in attending the assembly sessions just for TA or DA,” CLP leader K Jana Reddy said.
The party leaders have felt that the only option for them is to go into the people and expose the TRS government and its hollow promises.
“We are not going to lie low and succumb to the pressures of the TRS. We shall take the battle into the people,” he said.
However, the MLAs are not sure whether they would face the by-elections and if they have to, whether they would be able to win all the seats.
The Congress members will demand the resignations of all the defected MLAs as well, so that they could go to the people to seek fresh mandate.