Hyderabad: In a major development Telangana high court directed authorities to maintain statu-quo in the appointment of new governor quota MLCs. The court orders stalled the swearing in process of Prof. Kodanda Ram and Amir Alikhan who were recently named as MLCs in Governor quota.
The court heard the petition filed by Dasoju Sravan Kumar and Kurra Satyanarayana who were proposed as governor quota MLCs by the BRS government and sent cabinet approval to the governor.
However, governor Tamilisai Soundara Rajan rejected their names citing Sravan belongs to a political party and Satyanarayana is an active member of a trade union.
Sravan and Satyanarayana challenged the governor’s decision in the court and the petition is pending. Meanwhile, the governor on January 27, 2024 approved Kodanda Ram and Amir Alikhan as MLCs under governor quota.
Sravan moved a petition challenging the governor’s decision. Court opined that it is not appropriate to appoint new members when a matter is pending before the court. The HC directed authorities to maintain Status-quo until February 8.
Chief minister A Revanth Reddy responding to the issue said the governor rejected the names proposed by BRS since they are politicians. Kodanda Ram fought for Telangana and his background is a real inspiration. We are not bothered about the bad propaganda of BRS leaders, Revanth said.