On Thursday Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy the Telangana state working Commitee president and YSRCP Khammam MP urged the Lok Sabha speaker to grant dual membership to the MLAs who represents seven mandals of Khammam which have been merged into Andhra Pradesh after bifurcation.
The MP brought to the notice of the Speaker that seven mandals – Velerupadu, Kukkanur,VR Puram, Koonavaram, Chinthanur, Bhadrachalam and Burgampadu which consists of 211 villages and 34 thousand families – are facing a peculiar problem.
The YSRCP MP while submitting the letter said, “These seven mandals were part of their assembly segments at the time of election, are now part of Andhra Pradesh after the merger. One of the Telangana MLAs, Mr. Tati Venkateswara Rao himself is a resident of Velerupadu, which is one of the seven mandals merged in AP.”
MP Srinivas Reddy further added, “The people from these seven mandals are coming to them with their grievances and they are powerless to take their issues with Andhra Government, as they are now MLAs of Telangana State not MLAs in those area. The question is who will solve their problems.”
He made a representation to the Election Commission of India to find a solution for this problem which is first of its kind, in his letter.