Cancellation of MLA's Indian citizenship stayed

Wednesday 27th November 2019 05:53 EST

The Telangana High Court granted an interim stay on the Home Ministry's order cancelling the citizenship of TRS MLA Ramesh Chennamaneni. Ramesh Chennamaneni moved the court seeking to set aside the MHA's order. The Home Ministry had issued a fresh order cancelling Chennamaneni's Indian citizenship for concealing facts pertaining to his visits to India during the 12-month period immediately preceding his application seeking citizenship. Justice Challa Kondanda Ram posted the case for further hearing to December 16. The TRS MLA also prayed for suspension of related proceedings pending disposal of his plea. In its order, the ministry said the competent authority has considered various aspects such as his MLA post and his background. "His misrepresentation/concealment of fact misled the government of India in making its decision initially. Had he revealed the fact that he had not resided in India for one year before making the application, the competent authority in this ministry would not have granted citizenship to him," the ministry order added.

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