The 11 MLAs of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) submitted their resignations again on Sunday while Congress and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLAs from Telangana held separate meetings to decide the course of action after their resignations were rejected. Confusion prevails over the resignations as instead of the Speaker, the Legislative Assembly Secretary Raja Sadaaram issued a statement saying that the resignations were not accepted as they were made in an emotionally surcharged atmosphere. The Assembly Secretary issued the statement an hour after the Speaker boarded a flight to London to attend the Commonwealth Speakers’ meeting and was thus unavailable for comment. The Speaker will return only after August 15.
On July 3 and 4, 47 MLAs of ruling Congress, 37 of TDP, 11 of TRS, four of Communist Party of India (CPI) and two of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) resigned in support of a separate Telangana state.
The statement from the Assembly Secretary’s office said, “After making a due enquiry into the circumstances leading to the recent mass resignations, the Speaker has come to the opinion that they were tendered in an emotionally surcharged atmosphere and has therefore not accepted the same.”
TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao said it was unethical for the Speaker to get a statement released and fly away abroad. “All TRS MLAs have submitted their resignations today again. They will continue to do so till their resignations are accepted,” the TRS chief said. Indian Express