Telangana MLA Disqualified, Changed By Rival From His Occasion

Vanama Venkateswara Rao was elected on a Congress ticket. (File)


With barely 4 months remaining in his time period, Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLA from Telangana’s Kothagudem, Vanama Venkateswara Rao, has been declared disqualified by the Excessive Courtroom. Jalagam Venkat Rao, the runner-up candidate within the 2018 election, has been declared elected in his place.

Vanama Venkateswara Rao, initially elected as a Congress candidate, had later joined the BRS with 12 different MLAs, evading motion beneath the anti-defection legislation.

The candidate who misplaced the election to him, paradoxically additionally a BRS member (then often known as the Telangana Rashtra Samithi or TRS), had filed a courtroom case alleging that Venkateswara Rao had not totally disclosed particulars of property owned by him and his spouse in his declaration to the Election Fee.

Justice Radha Rani has imposed a high-quality of Rs 5 lakh on Venkateswara Rao, although his month-to-month revenue of practically Rs 3 lakh, together with allowances, throughout his tenure as MLA is not going to be recovered.

In a separate case, the Telangana Excessive Courtroom declined to contemplate a petition filed by state excise and prohibition minister V Srinivas Goud, through which he requested the courtroom to droop a petition towards him alleging election affidavit tampering in 2018.

In a 3rd case, the Supreme Courtroom additionally rejected an attraction by BRS MP from Zaheerabad, BB Patil, looking for to strike down a Telangana Excessive Courtroom order permitting a listening to on a petition by Congress candidate Madan Mohan Rao. The petition alleges that Mr Patil violated election guidelines through the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Elections are due in Telangana in or earlier than December to elect 119 members of the state’s Legislative Meeting. The tenure of the meeting is scheduled to finish on 16 January 2024.

The BRS, which shaped the state authorities within the earlier meeting elections held in December 2018 with Okay Chandrashekar Rao or KCR changing into the Chief Minister for the second time, faces a stiff problem this time from the BJP and the Congress.

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