Hyderabad: Reacting sharply to Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy’s observation that MLAs who question Speaker Nadendla Manohar’s decision to reject their resignations can ‘go to jail,’ Telangana Vimochana Samithi president and MLC Kapilvai Dilip Kumar on Monday ‘advised’ the Chief Minister to “study the rules and regulations before making any threatening comments.”
“The Chief Minister has no right to interfere in the resignations issue,” Mr Dilip Kumar told media persons at Assembly Media Point. Incidentally, Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy was the Speaker of the state Legislative Assembly before succeeding Mr K Rosaiah as the Chief Minister.
He added that Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy has no moral right to continue in his post since his government has fallen in a minority due to resignation of Congress MLAs from Telangana and a section of the party Legislators moving closely with YSR Congress Party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy.
“The Chief Minister should tender his resignation from his post honourably and avoid the ignominy of losing a Trust Vote,” the TVS chief stated.
He also demanded that the Congress MLAs from Telangana to “stop their political drama on the resignations.”
Stating that Telangana MLAs have fallen in the trap of Congress In-Charge of State Affairs Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mr Dilip Kumar advised the Congress leaders to keep their party agenda and flag aside and make united efforts for the formation of separate Telangana state.
He also appealed to Telangana Political Joint Action Committee convener M Kodandaram to go ahead with the fight for separate statehood taking along all Telangana leaders, including those from the Congress and Telugu Desam Party.
Stating the resignations alone would not serve any purpose, the TVS chief asked the elected representatives to mount pressure on the Centre through agitations.