Andhra CM Kiran Kumar Reddy to resign today

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Hyderabad, Feb 19: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy is set to quit on Wednesday to protest the passing of the Telangana Bill in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Reddy will hold a press conference at 10.45 am where he is likely to announce his decision.

Reddy had said in an interview a few days ago that he failed to convince the Congress's top leadership about the ground reality in Telangana and that the decision to create a separate state would leave a disastrous effect in the region for years to come.

Meanwhile, reports said that 50 MLAs of Andhra Pradesh were ready to quit the Congress following the passing of the bill by voice votes behind closed doors on Tuesday. Live telecasting of the proceedings in the House was stopped while discussion on the bill took place leading to an uproar.

Kiran Kumar Reddy has openly criticised the Congress top brass for the T-move

L Rajagopal, the MP who sprayed pepper inside the House last week to protest the bill also resigned on Tuesday and even decided to quit politics.

JD(U) and Trinamool Congress MPs staged a walk-out from the House to protest the manner in which Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated into Telangana and Seemandhra.

The Centre is likely to table the bill in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

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