For the last two days, YSR Congress party has been raising the issue of disqualification of 21 of its MLAs who had defected to the ruling Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh.
Party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has not only announced boycott of the state assembly for the rest of the present tenure till the defectors are disqualified, but also exposed TDP president and chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu at the national level by writing a letter to President of India Ramnath Kovind.
The Andhra TDP leaders, who have been on the defensive over the YSRC’s latest attack, have all the more become vulnerable for further attacks.
The resignation of Telangana TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy from the assembly membership on moral grounds since he has quit the party, has given a new weapon to the YSRC to step up the attack on Naidu.
There will definitely a demand from the YSRC as to why Naidu was not seeking the resignation of the YSRC MLAs who had defected to the TDP, while his own party MLA in Telangana set a precedent by quitting the assembly membership.
“You have asked your party MLA to resign from the TDP before joining the Congress. But you are shamelessly admitting the other party MLAs without asking them resign,” a YSRC leader criticised.