Friday, February 12, 2016
In the back drop of fast changing political situation, as many as ten Telugu Desam Party MLAS who had switched loyalties over the TRS under the leadership of Errabelli Dayakar Rao decided to merge the TDLP into TRS.
They informed the decision to the Speaker and sought recognition as TRS legislators in the Assembly. In their letter to the Speaker, they said that a resolution was adopted to merge the TDLP into the TRS and they should be recognized as members of TRS Legislature Party with immediate effect. They said that they fulfilled all requirements enshrined in para 4 of the 10th Schedule of the Constitution. They further said in the letter letter that they met on Thursday to adopt the merger resolution, these 10 MLAs had defected to the TRS separately since June 2014. The letter was signed by E.Dayakar Rao, T.Prakash Goud, M.Kishan Reddy, K.P.Vivekananda Goud, S.Rajender Reddy, T.Srinivas Yadav, G.Sayanna, T.Krishna Reddy, M.Krishna Rao and Ch. Dharma Reddy.
Meanwhile, the five other members of the TDP headed by newly appointed TDLP leader A Revanth Reddy met separately and requested the Speaker not to consider the merger proposal saying that the ten defected MLAs under Anti-Defection Law. Speaking to media, Revanth Reddy said that unless the TDP decides to merge into another party, the so called decision of the defectors claiming 2/3rd strength in Legislature party to merge in TRS was null and void. He further said that they will move to court in case they did not get justice from the Speaker,