Hyderabad: After MLAs, the Congress has
now trained its guns on MLCs, who have been sailing with the
YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy in Andhra Pradesh.
The Congress today submitted a petition to Legislative
Council chairman A Chakrapani, seeking disqualification of
three MLCs-- Pulla Padmavathi, Kondru Murali and S V Mohan
Reddy, for defying the party.
Though, another MLC Jupudi Prabhakar, too, has sided
with Jagan, the Congress did not move any petition against him
as he was nominated by the Governor and, hence, technically
does not become a member of the party.
It may be recalled that the Congress had filed
petitions with Legislative Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar
last month, seeking disqualification of 16 MLAs for voting
against the government during the no-confidence motion. These
petitions are pending disposal.
Incidentally, Konda Murali`s wife Surekha, an MLA from
Parakal in Warangal district, is also facing disqualification
The couple has been the most vocal supporters of Jagan
ever since the death of his father YS Rajasekhara Reddy.
Council chairman Chakrapani said he would act on the
disqualification petitions as per rules.