Hyderabad, November 22: A day after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) revoked the citizenship of Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) MLA Ramesh Chennamaneni, the Telangana High Court on Friday gave interim stay on the Central government’s decision. The court has now posted the matter after four weeks. On Thursday, the MHA issued the fresh order to cancel Chennamaneni’s citizenship on the grounds that he held citizenship of Germany and did not fulfil the norms while obtaining Indian citizenship in 2009.
The government issued the fresh order after hearing the TRS MLA, who had challenged the 2017 order cancelling his citizenship. Chennamaneni was re-elected to Telangana Assembly from the Vemulawada constituency last year. Responding to MHA’s orders, the TRS MLA had said that the government did not take the high court orders into consideration while issuing fresh orders. He al;so exuded the confidence of getting justice. TRS MLA Moves HC to Set Aside Centre's Order Cancelling His Citizenship.
In July this year, the Telangana HC had set aside the MHA order. It also directed the ministry to hear Chennamaneni’s submissions and complainant Adi Srinivas, the Congress leader defeated by Ramesh in 2009 elections. Ramesh's citizenship issue is pending since 2009. The same year he was elected as the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) candidate. Later he joined the TRS.