Speaker serves notices to two pro-Jagan MLAs

Hyderabad, August 31: Speaker Nadendla Manohar on Tuesday served notices on Telugu Desam Party MLA Bala Nagi Reddy and Congress MLA Srikanth Reddy asking them to appear before him on September 3 at 4 pm to air their views on resignations that they submitted. They are among 26 MLAs who have resigned in support of YSR Congress party president Jaganmohan Reddy, who is presently facing a CBI probe for allegedly having disproportionate assets.

Assembly Secretary Raja Sadaram served notices on both MLAs asking them to appear before the Speaker. According to sources in the Speaker’s office, with regard to those MLAs facing disqualification charges, the Speaker will give them the option of submitting their resignation in lieu of initiating the disqualification process.

Given the choice, these MLAs, including Prasanna Kumar Reddy, Bala Nagi Reddy (both from TDP), Srikanth Reddy, Amarnath Reddy, Konda Sureka and Adi Narayana Reddy (from Congress) will prefer to submit their resignations rather than end up being disqualified, the sources added.