Hyderabad: Another MLA, Gadwal B Krishna Mohan Reddy, has been disqualified by the Telangana High Court. He has been fined Rs 3 lakh for tampering with his submitted affidavit to the Election Commission. The court declared D K Aruna as the legitimate MLA after ruling that Reddy’s election was invalid due to false documents in his affidavit. Aruna, who is Reddy’s aunt, filed a case stating that he had provided incorrect information in the affidavit. It was also alleged that Reddy had sold properties despite a court order to maintain the status quo.
This situation is not unique to Reddy. Other MLAs from the ruling party are facing similar charges. Kothagudem MLA Vanama Venkateswara Rao was recently disqualified by the court, but the Supreme Court issued a stay on the order. Mahbubnagar MLA V Srinivas Goud is also facing allegations of tampering with his affidavit.
In response to the High Court’s decision, Reddy plans to challenge the order in the Supreme Court. He believes that he was not given proper notice and that his arguments were not heard before the disqualification. Reddy has faith in the judiciary and intends to seek justice through legal means. He remains confident that the people of Gadwal support him and will vote for him with a majority of 50,000 votes in the next election. Reddy criticizes his opponents for lacking confidence in the democratic process and resorting to shortcuts.