While announcing about his decision, Rosaiah on Nov 24 stated, "I served the party (Congress) like a soldier. I'm satisfied with my work."
Rosaiah also informed that Congress high command would announce his successor in the state by the evening on Nov 24.
According the party source, the expected Rosaiah successors are Kiran Kumar Reddy, the Assembly Speaker and Jaipal Reddy.
Rosaiah faced strong protest from within the party as the son of former CM (YSR) of the state and Congress MP Jagan Mohan Reddy with his supporter showed consistent resistant against Rosaiah.
The protest touched the heights when Jagan owned TV channel Sakshi on Nov 19 broadcasted programme, which had objectionable remarks against Congress President Sonia Gandhi and PM Manmohan Singh.
It seemed that Rosaiah was tired of one Jagan but Yeddyurappa came out as a winner despite several hindrances in the form of Reddy Brothers and other scandal allegations.
However, other senior Congress leaders like Pranab Mukherjee, Ahmed Patel and Veerappa Moily met in Hyderabad on Nov 24 to discuss about the situation of Andhra Pradesh.