Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Assembly Deputy
Speaker Nadendla Manohar on Saturday issued notices to four Congress
MLAs on a disqualification petition filed against them by
The Deputy Speaker gave them a week`s time to respond to
the notices, official sources said.
The Congress submitted a petition on April 21 to the
Deputy Speaker seeking disqualification of four of its MLAs
Konda Surekha, A Amarnath Reddy, C Adinarayana Reddy and G
Srikanth Reddy, who have been working with YSR Congress
president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy ever since he left the Congress
in November last year.
It was for the first time in Andhra Pradesh Legislature`s
history that a ruling party sought disqualification of its
legislators for anti-party activities.
"I will follow due procedure before taking a decision on
the petition. I will also follow the conventions and
precedents in this regard," Manohar had said, adding, he would
go by provisions in the Constitution and Assembly Rules while
dealing with the disqualification petition.
Manohar, who is currently the officiating Speaker of the
state Assembly, is dealing with disqualification petitions
against seven MLAs in all ? four of the ruling Congress and
three of the principal opposition TDP.
In the case of TDP MLAs, the Deputy Speaker had already
served notices and received a reply from one of them.
All the petitions are now pending disposal by the Deputy
"There is no set timeframe for this," Manohar said.