Pulling down curtains on the shameful Defections going on in both the Telugu States, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS jagan Mohan Reddy set a new precedent. I will take only if someone comes to me resigning as MLA," jagan added. The Chief Minister also urged the Speaker to mercilessly disqualify any member if they defected even to his party without resigning.
This announcement of the Chief Minister came as a huge relief to the Opposition Telugu Desam Party. "We are relieved because MLAs would not dare to resign and go because they will not be sure of the victory in by-elections and moreover they can not afford the huge election expenses involved," a TDP leader told us off the record.
YSR Congress has cruised to Power in the recent elections with a sensational victory winning 151 out of the total 175 seats in the Assembly. TDP managed to get the Opposition Status by winning a mere 23 seats. TDP had just managed to win three Parliament Seats This is the worst performance ever in TDP's history.