Congress MLAs Defection: Police Foil Bhatti Vikramarka’s Indefinite Fast

Police forcibly shift Bhatti Vikramarka to the hospital on Monday - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad: The Telangana Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka's indefinite fast at Indira Park was interrupted by the police on Monday.

With the fast entering the third day, the CLP leader's health condition deteriorated forcing the police to take action. The doctors at the fasting venue, conducted his examinations revealed that Bhatti Vikramarka's blood pressure, sugar levels have declined and he should be treated immediately. Following this, the police shifted him to the NIMS hospital. However, the Congress leader is refusing to get treated.

Bhatti Vikramarka took up the indefinite fast to exert pressure on Assembly Speaker P Srinivas Reddy to disqualify the 12 Congress MLAs who defected to the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).

Terming it an 'undemocratic' action by the Speaker, who recognized the merger of the Congress Legislative Party into TRS on June 6, hours after their request, the Congress leader kicked off the fast on Saturday.

The Congress tally in the 119-member Assembly has come down to six due to the merger and is likely to lose the position of opposition.

Alleging that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao is destroying the democracy in the state by encouraging defections, Vikramarka brought to the notice on Speaker's inaction on Congress party's petitions for disqualifying the defectors but approved for the merger.

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