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BJP MLA asks CM to let defectors resign and seek re-election – Telangana Today

BJP MLA asks CM to let defectors resign and seek re-election – Telangana Today

BJP party leader in Parliament A Maheshwar Reddy alleged that the Prime Minister was using unethical means to hijack MPs from the opposition party.

Updated on – July 1, 2024, 8:27 PM


BJP MLA asks CM to let defectors resign and seek re-election – Telangana Today
File photo of A Maheshwar Reddy

Hyderabad: BJP Legislature Party leader A Maheshwar Reddy accused Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy of encouraging defections. He challenged the Chief Minister to make all MLAs who had defected from other parties to the Congress resign and seek re-election.

Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Maheshwar Reddy alleged that the Chief Minister was using unethical means to poach MLAs from the Opposition party. “If the MLAs want to join the Congress, they should first resign and seek fresh elections. The BJP is insisting that leaders resign from the post of MLA or MP before inducting them into the party,” he said.


He said that in the past, Revanth Reddy used to say that when an MLA switches to another party, people should play a band in front of their house to insult them, but now he was encouraging defections.

Responding to Khairatabad BRS MLA Danam Nagender’s disqualification plea, he said his party had written a letter to the Speaker requesting him to disqualify Danam for defecting to the Congress. “We will again write a letter to the Speaker to disqualify Danam. I have never seen a sitting MLA from one party contesting the Lok Sabha election on the ticket of another party. We hope that, as per the guidelines of the Supreme Court, will be disqualified within 90 days,” he said.

The senior BJP MLA also claimed that several MLAs from rival parties were ready to join the BJP. “When the time comes, we will announce the figures,” he said.