Fourteen MLAs from the Telangana region handed over their resignation letters to Speaker N. Kiran Kumar Reddy here on Sunday on a call by the all-party Joint Action Committee (JAC) to protest against the terms of reference of the Srikrishna committee.

All 10 MLAs of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti, two of the Congress and one each of the BJP and the Praja Rajyam Party handed over their letters. Two other Congress MLAs who on Saturday announced their decision to quit backed out, but the former Minister, R. Damodar Reddy, said they would follow suit very soon.

In prescribed format

After submitting his resignation, Mr. Reddy told journalists that this time the MLAs took care that the letters were in the prescribed format.

Last time, the Speaker rejected the letters on the ground that they were not in the prescribed format. All the MLAs insisted with the Speaker that he accept their resignation when he sought their views individually, Mr. Reddy said.

A TDP member C. Ramesh, whose resignation was pending, also met the Speaker to press his case.