YSRCP seeks disqualification of MP who joined TDP

YSR Congress Party on Thursday petitioned Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan seeking disqualification of its MP SPY Reddy for joining the Telugu Desam Party, under the anti-defection rules.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 12, 2014, 18:58 PM IST

Hyderabad: YSR Congress Party on Thursday petitioned Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan seeking disqualification of its MP SPY Reddy for joining the Telugu Desam Party, under the anti-defection rules.

Leader of Parliamentary Party of YSRCP and Nellore MP, M Rajamohan Reddy noted that S P Y Reddy was elected to Lok Sabha from Nandyal constituency of Andhra Pradesh on the ticket and symbol of YSRCP.

In a letter to the Speaker, he said it has been widely reported in both print and electronic media that S P Y Reddy had voluntarily given up membership of YSRCP to join TDP in the presence of its president N Chandrababu Naidu in New Delhi on May 25.

He also noted that YSRCP was registered with Election Commission of India as a political party in March 2011.

"S P Y Reddy`s action of joining TDP after being elected from YSRCP attracts the provisions of clause 2 (1) of the tenth schedule to the Constitution of India and consequently he is liable to be disqualified as a Member of Lok Sabha," the letter said.

"I, therefore, as a leader of Parliamentary Party of YSRCP am submitting the petition for disqualification under the tenth schedule to the Constitution and the anti-defection rules, in this regard," Rajamohan Reddy said.