hyderabad sources reported that the Telangana High Court on Tuesday issued notices to Telangana Assembly Speaker Pocharam Srinivasa Reddy, Assembly Secretary, Central Election Commission Secretary and the 12 Congress MLAs who defected to TRS recently. Meanwhile Congress Legislative Party leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka and PCC President Uttam Kumar Reddy moved the High Court against the merger of the Congress Legislative Party into TRS Legislative Party, which stripped the grand old party of the Opposition status in the Assembly.
Furthermore after the hearing out the Congress party counsel, the High Court bench issued notices to them and adjourned the matter to next month for further hearing. Apparently Uttam Kumar Reddy had earlier said the party would approach the High Court, if need be to knock on the doors of Lokpal to protest against the “undemocratic” manner in which TRS was behaving in the State.
Moreover in a jolt to the Congress party in the State, 12 of its 18 MLAs in the State met Assembly Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy recently and gave him a representation seeking to merge their group with the ruling TRS Legislative Party headed by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. Apparently Uttam Kumar Reddy had pointed out that the Supreme Court had several times in the past ruled that the speakers have no power to merge a national party into a regional party.