11 MPs from Kiran Kumar Reddy government, including nine from the Lok Sabha and two from the Rajya Sabha, have tabled their resignation on Monday which was set as the deadline for the UPA government.
With the resignation spree continuing, 37 Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLAs and 42 Congress MLAs have already submitted their resignation to the Deputy Speaker.
Despite all resignations tabled, the UPA government seems to be relaxed as the union home minister, P Chidambaram on Monday said, "The MPs and MLAs had forewarned us on the issue that they would be obliged to offer their resignation on Jul 4. It is not that alarming. The Congress general secretary in-charge is talking to the MPs. He is in touch with the MLAs."
Trying to describe the grave situation at the region, the home minister also urged people by saying, "This is an extremely sensitive and complex issue. One should have understanding and patience. Especially, the media should have understanding and patience."
Meanwhile, All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary and Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "I am in touch with the Telangana MPs and MLAs. We are expecting some of them to reach here (new Delhi) by afternoon. I requested them to one or two rounds of talks. We are hoping for the best. This is a very sensitive issue."