Yes. You read it right. The recent developments in AP politics lead to this situation of TDP. As the three capitals bill passed the assembly, TDP was firm about its next step. It had decided to stall this bill in the legislative council. Even before the bill got presented in the council, TDP came up with Rule 71 and demanded the council speaker to start the debate on this first and on three capitals later.
As the TDP members outnumbered the YSRCP members in the council, the debate on Rule 71 took place first. At the end of the day, voting too took place in which TDP succeeded with 27 votes. Here comes the real story. Even in this voting, two of the TDP members voted in support of YSRCP. Pothula Sunitha and Shivanath are these two.
Furious on these two members, TDP immediately asked the speaker to disqualify these two members. However, as the council was already in a hectic schedule, the speaker needed some more time for their disqualification.