Andhra Deputy CM, minister quit Legislative Council posts on being elected to RS

Since the two of them cannot continue as members of the legislative council for more than 14 days, as per law, upon their election to Rajya Sabha, they tendered their resignations

Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose (left) and Minister Mopidevi Venkata Ramana (right). File photo: PTI

Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose and Minister Mopidevi Venkata Ramana resigned from their posts on Wednesday (July 1), according to YSR Congress sources.

They also quit their membership of the Legislative Council, following their election to the Rajya Sabha on June 19.

Since they cannot continue as members of the legislative council (MLCs) for more than 14 days, as per law, upon their election to Rajya Sabha, Bose and Ramana tendered their resignations.

Bose and Ramana’s resignations as MLCs have been immediately accepted and the Legislature Secretary P Balakrishnamacharyulu issued a notification accordingly, notifying the two vacancies under the MLA’s quota.

Bose’s tenure was supposed to go on till March 29, 2021 while Ramana was supposed to retire in March 2023.

The duo forwarded their resignations from the Council of Ministers to Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, but there has so far been no formal communication on whether or not they were accepted, party sources said.

Bose held the Revenue portfolio and Ramana was in charge of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries.

Bose and Ramana were two of the four members elected to the Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh in the biennial election held on June 19.

The newly elected members received a communication from the Rajya Sabha Chairman’s office saying there was “no immediate requirement” of subscribing oath or affirmation.

“A newly elected member is entitled to all facilities, perks and privileges that are available to members of Parliament, from the date of commencement of term of office, which is the date of notification by the Ministry of Law and Justice of his election to the Rajya Sabha,” the communique said.

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