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Suspense Continues Over Expelled MLAs!

Suspense Continues Over Expelled MLAs!

It looks like the Telangana Rashtra Samithi government headed by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is hell bent on preventing the re-entry of two expelled Congress MLAs – Komatireddy Venkat Reddy from Nalgonda and S A Sampath Kumar from Alampur into the state legislative assembly.

On Wednesday, the TRS government filed a review petition before the division bench of the state high court challenging the judgement of the single judge bench restoring the assembly membership of the two MLAs.

Additional Advocate General filed the petition on behalf of the government, asking for a review over the earlier judgement.

The division bench admitted the petition and posted the case to August 16 for the commencement of hearings.

It does mean, suspense will continue for some more time over the reinstatement of Komatireddy and Sampathi as the MLAs.

On August 4, the high court directed that the two MLAs, who were expelled for their alleged erratic behaviour in the House during the budget session in March this year, be reinstated within a week.

The court gave the directions to Telangana Assembly secretary and also law department secretary to submit documents pertaining to restoration of their assembly seats and adjourned the case to August 10.

The high court sought action against law secretary V Niranjan Rao and Assembly secretary V Narasimha Charyulu for deliberately delaying the implementation of the earlier order.

KCR seems to have felt that if the two MLAs are allowed back into the House, it would be a loss of face for him and prestige for his government.

So, he wants to drag the issue as far as possible, so that even if the court gives judgement in favour of Komatireddy and Sampath, it would take a long time.

By that time, the assembly sessions would come to an end and election process would begin, so that the two MLAs will not get any chance to enter the assembly again!

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