Hyderabad: Pradesh Congress Committee president D Srinivas was conspicuous by his absence when Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy proposed the names of Nadendla Manohar and Batti Vikramarka as the party nominees for the posts of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the state Assembly.
Government Whip Kondru Murali seconded the proposal.
The name of Mr Manohar as Congress nominee for the Speaker’s post was proposed by both the Chief Minister and his Cabinet colleagues, while the name of Mr Vikramarka for the Deputy Speaker’s post was proposed by Mr Kondru Murali and other Ministers.
The Chief Minister also proposed the name of A Chakrapani and Nethi Vidyasagar Rao for Legislative Council Chairman and Vice-Chairman respectively.
MLC Indrasena Reddy seconded Dr Chakrapani’s name and Council Whip Shivaram Reddy seconded Mr Vidyasagar Rao’s name.
Later Mr Manohar and Mr Vikramarka submitted their nominations for the Speaker and Deputy Speaker posts respectively to Secretary of the state Legislature A Raja Sadaram.
Similarly, Dr A Chakrapani and Nethi Vidyasagar Rao submitted their nominations for Council Chairman and Vice-Chairman posts respectively.
Ministers Dharmanna Prasad Rao, Sailajanath, D Manikya Vara Prasad Rao, Danam Nagender, DK Aruna, Sunitha Lakshma reddy, Anam Ramnarayana Reddy, Botsa Satyanarayana, Pithani Satyanarayana Rao, Vatti Vasanth Kumar, Erasu Prathap Reddy, K Balraju, Basavaraju Saraiah, Praja Rajyam Party president K Chiranjeevi and AIMIM MLA Syed Pasha Quadri were present.
Later, the Congress Ministers proceeded to the Praja Rajyam Legislature Office seeking the PRP’s support for the elections and the No Confidence Motion.(INN)