Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker
Nadendla Manohar on Saturday night rejected the resignation of 101
Telangana MLAs cutting across party lines, saying the act of
the legislators was driven by emotion.
In all, 101 MLAs from Telangana region, including 12
ministers of the state cabinet, drawn from different parties
submitted their resignations en masse on July 4 demanding that
the central government immediately create Telangana state.
The Speaker is understood to have taken the decision to
reject the legislators` resignation just before leaving for
London to take part in the Commonwealth Speakers` conference,
Legislature sources said.
The Speaker, they said, noted that he was rejecting the
resignations after examining them from all angles and
ascertaining the circumstances in which they were tendered.
"Resignations submitted in an emotion cannot be
accepted," Manohar reportedly noted.