The central authorities on Wednesday knowledgeable the Telangana High Court that ruling TRS MLA Ramesh Chennamaneni is a German citizen and holds a passport of that nation.
The legislator from Vemulawada constituency had earlier filed a petition within the court docket difficult the Union Home Ministrys order holding that he’s not a citizen of India.
The High Court had final month directed the centre to get data by means of the Indian Embassy in Germany whether or not Ramesh is holding German passport/citizenship or not.
The MLA was additionally requested to file an affidavit disclosing and enclosing the small print associated to surrendering of his German passport together with proof of giving up his German citizenship.
When the matter got here up for listening to on Wednesday, the Assistant Solicitor General (ASG) by means of a memo together with related paperwork knowledgeable the court docket that Ramesh is a German citizen as on right this moment and his German passport is due for renewal in 2023.
Justice Challa Kodanda Ram then directed the ASG to file an affidavit on this regard and adjourned the matter to January 20 for additional listening to.
Ramesh Chennamaneni is in a chronic authorized battle over his citizenship problem. He was elected thrice to meeting, together with in a bypoll.
In 2013, the Andhra Pradesh High Court quashed his election after a political rival approached it contending that he held a German passport.
Chennamaneni then approached the Supreme Court and obtained a keep.
While the keep order was in operation, he contested the meeting elections in 2014 and 2018 and had received.
The Union Home Ministry final 12 months issued a recent order cancelling his Indian citizenship on the bottom that he hid info whereas making use of for it. There isn’t any provision for twin citizenship in India.
As per the Representation of the People Act, no one that isn’t an Indian citizen is eligible to contest or vote in any election.