Telangana row: SC rejects MLAs' PIL on resignation

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New Delhi, Feb 1: The Supreme Court on Monday, Feb 1, rejected PIL of MLAs for acceptance of resignation on the Telangana issue.

The PIL was filed by a former MP M Narayana Reddy seeking direction to the Andhra Pradesh Speaker to either accept or decide on the resignation of over 139 legislators.

A bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices J M Panchal and Deepak Verma said that Reddy had no locus standi in the issue.

The apex court said there was no public interest involved in the issue as claimed by the petitioner.

"Who are you? It is very strange. You are not an MLA or MP. What are you? What is the PIL? Who gave you the right to present petition," the bench grilled Reddy while dismissing the PIL.

The 139 MLAs had submitted their resignation to the Assembly Speaker on Dec 10 and 23 in 2009.

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