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The News Minute | January 27, 2015 | 9:10 am IST The YSR Congress Party on Monday wrote to Telangana Assembly Speaker S. Madhusudana Chary requesting him to disqualify two legislators under the anti-defection law following their defection to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). Leaders of YSRCP Telangana unit Y. Kishta Reddy and K. Shiva Kumar submitted separate letters to the Speaker seeking the disqualification of the two MLA's B. Madan Lal and Thati Venkateswarlu. They also stated that the defection to the TRS would attract the provisions of the anti-defection rule as they had voluntarily given up the primary membership of YSRCP and joined the TRS in the presence of ruling party leaders and the events were widely reported. Both the MLA's were sworn in the presence of the chief minister with the induction ceremony being covered by a huge spectrum of electronic and print media. This move by the YSRCP seems like a bid to withhold the minimal power in Telangana that it has, as the TRS is gaining popularity and with Naidu's upcoming Telangana expansion plans, the party likely fears more defectors. The YSRCP have also submitted copies newspaper reports and visuals aired in television channels in support of their demands for the legislators’ disqualification. Tweet Follow @thenewsminute

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