MLA who quit TDP, demands early acceptance of his resignation

TDP rebel MLA Pocharam Srinivasa Reddy, who quit from his post and the party, today held a protest in the Assembly premises here demanding that his resignation as an MLA be accepted immediately.

Updated: Apr 01, 2011, 15:51 PM IST

Hyderabad: TDP rebel MLA Pocharam Srinivasa
Reddy, who quit from his post and the party, today held a protest in the Assembly premises here demanding that his resignation as an MLA be accepted immediately.

Accompanied by MLAs and TRS leaders, Reddy, who has
already joined the party, spearheading the Telangana movement,
sat on an agitation at the Mahatma Gandhi statue in the House
premises.

"Almost a week has passed since I submitted my resignation to the Deputy Speaker. So far it has not been accepted. I demand that my resignation be accepted immediately," he told reporters.
Replying to a query, he said it is meaningless for TDP
to demand his disqualification as he himself quit the party.

Reddy, who represented Banswada constituency in Nizamabad
district, said he will continue his protest till his
resignation is accepted.

The Deputy Speaker N Manohar, who is the officiating Speaker, was not present in the Assembly.
TRS floor leader in the Assembly E Rajender alleged that
there is a conspiracy in the Deputy Speaker not accepting
Reddy`s resignation.

The ruling Congress and Telugu Desam have indulged in
"match-fixing" and the Deputy Speaker is not accepting
Srinivasa Reddy`s resignation accordingly, he claimed.

The Congress and TDP knew that they will be defeated in
the ensuing bypolls, if Reddy`s resignation is accepted, he
alleged.

Meanwhile, senior TDP MLA D Narendra wondered what the
TRS has to do with its rebel MLA`s resignation issue.

PTI