Tamilisai not to fill vacant MLC posts in Governor quota in Telangana pending court verdict

There are two pending writ petitions filed by BRS leaders D Sravan Kumar and K Satyanarayana challenging the rejection of their MLC nominations.

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HYDERABAD: Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan has decided not to take any action on the proposal of the State Government to fill the vacant two MLC seats under the Governor's Quota. In a communique from the Raj Bhavan, it was informed that that in light of the two pending writ petitions filed by BRS leaders D Sravan Kumar and K Satyanarayana, challenging the rejection of their MLC nominations, and the High Court of Telangana's observation that in accordance with the gentlemen's agreement, no further steps would be taken in filling the vacant MLCs posts under Governor Quota.

The case has been listed in the court on January 24, 2024.

The Governor had been at loggerheads with the previous BRS Government for quite sometime over many issues including accepting the nominations of MLCs under the Governor's quota.

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Last year, Tamilisai Soundararajan had rejected the BRS Government's Cabinet’s proposal to nominate leaders Dasoju Sravan and K Satyanarayana to the Legislative Council under the Governor’s quota, stating that the duo were “politically aligned persons”.

The Governor’s office said that failure to consider non-politically affiliated people would amount to non-recognition of the contribution of people with special knowledge and experience in the fields mentioned in Article 171(5).

The previous Government also clashed with the Governor after she had failed to clear bills including the TSRTC Bill. BRS leaders slammed her for deliberately delaying the passage of the Bill.

Among other issues, the previous Health Minister T Harish Rao and the Governor were involved in a war of words over amenities in Osmania General Hospital. The Governor had also objected to the list of prisoners to be released by the Government and suggested a few changes.

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