Congress to move court on defections

Written by | November 24, 2014 | 0

Hyderabad: All India Congress Committee general secretary Digvijaya Singh has said the Congress party has decided to challenge in courts the indecision of presiding officers of Telangana Legislature on the petitions of Congress seeking disqualification of its legislators who have defected to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).

Mr. Singh told media persons here after the extended executive of TPCC and its coordination committee meetings here on Sunday that the presiding officers were not acting against the disqualification petitions even as some legislators had resorted to open violation of the anti-defection law. On the TRS remarks that Congress too did the same when it was in power, the AICC leader said either late Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy or N. Kiran Kumar Reddy did not do what K. Chandrasekhar Rao was doing now.

Telangana Chief Minister Mr. Rao, who is also the president of TRS, was endorsing defection himself by addressing Congress legislators as TRS legislators after admitting them into his party, Mr. Singh said. He preferred taking the issue of defections to court instead of taking it up with the Governor.

Asked about the MIM distancing itself from the Congress, Mr. Singh alleged that the MIM closing ranks with BJP was evident in its abstention from the floor test of the BJP Government in Maharashtra recently. He sought to know why the party did not vote against the trust vote. “MIM had contested the elections there only to ensure BJP’s win”, the AICC leader lamented.

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