Threat to Butta Renuka's MP Seat?

Tue Feb 13 2018 12:07:38 GMT+0530 (IST)

YSR Congress Kurnool MP Butta Renuka shifted loyalties to Telugu Desam Party few months ago with the assurance of MP Ticket in next elections. She is now in trouble due to conflict-of-interest allegations. There were even reports of a Parliament Panel confirming that MP has been holding a profitable post while serving as a Lawmaker.

Central Women Welfare Ministry appointed Butta Renuka as a Member of Central Social Welfare Board (CSWB) on July 26th, 2016. Parliament Panel recommended disqualification of the Kurnool MP citing conflict-of-interest.

Butta Renuka defends herself saying, 'It's the Union Government which had appointed Me in such a post. Neither Me nor My Party lobbied for it. I had no clue about the decision taken by Parliament Panel. Usually, Two MPs will be appointed in every board and there won't be any monetary benefits. I was appointed as a member of Health Board recently. Have no clarity whether I was removed from CSWB or should I handle both the boards'.

If she faces disqualification, Butta Renuka will have a really tough time ahead. Retaining the MP seat becomes almost impossible because of the dominance of YCP in the Kurnool district.