Hyderabad: As expected, rebel Telugu Desam Party leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy re-submitted his resignation, along with his confidantes’, to the office of Speaker Nadendla Manohar, but not before unleashing a tirade at Mr Manohar’s decision to reject the resignations of Legislators from Telangana.
Mr Janardhan Reddy’s angry reactions was reflected by his description of Mr Manohar’s decision where he said that the action was `illegal,’ `arbitrary’ and `unconstitutional.’ For good measure, Mr Janardhan Reddy added that the decision was made after the Speaker conspired with the Seemandhra leaders and bowed down to their pressure tactics.
He further said that he would move a Privilege Motion against Mr Manohar for violating the rights of the Legislators and because he acted in a partisan manner.
Talking to media persons at Assembly Media Point, Mr Janardhan Reddy opined that the Speaker’s decision would send a wrong message to the Telangana people that the Legislators resigned without being aware of the guidelines. “The people would think that they have been cheated once again on the separate statehood issue,” Mr Janardhan Reddy said.
“Despite clearly stating that we are submitting our resignations to fulfil the aspirations of the people, the Speaker has taken a unilateral decision and had refused to accept our resignations,” the suspended TDP leader said.
He also condemned the reason given by Mr Manohar for refusing the Telangana leaders’ resignations. Mr Manohar had taken a late night decision to reject the resignations of all the MLAs from Telangana, saying that the decision to put in their papers was emotionally taken.
Forgetting that acceptance or rejection of the resignations is the prerogative of the Speaker, Mr Janardhan Reddy demanded that the government suspend Mr Manohar from his post for misusing his official position and acting in favour of Seemandhra leaders.
The TDP leader also called upon Telangana Ministers to call on Governor E S L Narasimhan and press for acceptance of their resignations and suggested that all MPs from the region should sit in dharna in front of Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar’s residence, pressing for acceptance of their resignations.
He added that he would file a petition in the Supreme Court challenging Mr Manohar’s decision after consulting legal experts and seeking action against him for violating their rights.
He also appealed to Muslim community members to support T agitation for protecting their Urdu language from Seemandhra leaders’ onslaught in the Telangana region.
Later Mr Janardhan Reddy along with Jogi Ramanna, Venugopala Chary and Harishwar Reddy sent their resignations to Speaker’s chamber.(INN)