Friday, October 27, 2017
YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has written a five page letter to the President of India Ramnath Kovind asking him to intervene and initiate action against 20 MLAs and one MLC who were elected on the party tickets but defected to the TDP subsequently.
In his letter, he charged the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu with masterminding defections and added that his party made several petitions to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly demanding suspension of the MLAs and the MLC under the provisions of the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution but no action has been taken even after six months had passed. More over, out of them, four of the MLAs were given ministerial berths, he said. He said that the names of the MLAs defected were still listed under the YSRCP in the Assembly Bulletin issued on October 1.
‘We brought this grave constitutional violation to the notice of all important constitutional institutions but no action has been taken against four Ministers and others defected MLAS. With the result, in the ensuring Assembly session, we have to live with humiliation of having to work with a government that is patently unconstitutional. He alleged that the State was driven into an ‘irretrievable debt trap’. He quoted a resolution passed to boycott the ensuring Assembly until the MLAs and MLC were disqualified.