Taking serious note of the alleged indiscipline of party MLA in Telangana Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy, the Congress Monday was mulling options with regard to action against him.
The party’s central leadership has taken a serious view of his “indiscipline” and his suspension was contemplated, Congress sources said. However, the party plans to take legal opinion in view of the argument that anti-defection law may not apply if he is suspended, they said.
Rajagopal Reddy, MLA from Munugode, has recently blamed AICC in charge of party affairs in Telangana R C Khuntia and the state Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy for the party’s poor showing in the Assembly elections held in December last year. He had hinted at joining the BJP.
The Disciplinary Action Committee of the Congress in Telangana has issued a show-cause notice to him and reported the matter to the party high command. The Congress in Telangana is already faced with a crisis as 12 party MLAs merged with the ruling TRS.
The party had won 19 of the total 119 seats in the Assembly polls. But, it is now left with six MLAs, including Rajagopal Reddy.