Centre cancels Indian citizenship of TRS MLA Chennamaneni Ramesh
New Delhi : The Home Ministry has issued fresh orders to cancel the citizenship of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLA Chennamaneni Ramesh.
Fresh orders have been put in place after hearing Ramesh, who had challenged an earlier order from 2017, cancelling his citizenship.
His citizenship was revoked on grounds that he obtained citizenship in Germany and didn't fulfil the norms while obtaining Indian citizenship in 2009.
Ramesh was re-elected to Telangana Assembly from the Vemulawada constituency last year. He has now decided to knock the court's door claiming that the MHA did not take the High Court orders into consideration while issuing fresh orders.
In July, High Court had rejected the Centre's order and had advised them to hear Ramesh's plea afresh.
It also began hearing the argument put forth by complainant Adi Srinivas, the Congress leader defeated by Ramesh in the 2009 elections.
Srinivas claimed that Ramesh had submitted fake documents, and violated the Representation of People’s Act, which states that any person who is not an Indian citizen, is not eligible to contest or vote in any election.
The ruling party legislator has maintained that he had surrendered his Indian passport and taken up German citizenship in 1993. But, in 2009, he applied for Indian citizenship and was granted the same.