Telangana will be a death blow to Congress in Andhra: CM

Hyderabad, Feb 9: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Saturday criticised the Congress top brass over the decision to bifurcate the southern state into Telangana and Seemandhra. In an interview to CNN-IBN journalist Karan Thapar, Reddy said the decision will prove to be a death blow for the Congress in the state for a long time to come.

He said more than electoral prospects, what is important that the decision would prove disastrous for the people of the region in the long term. He said he has failed to make the top leadership understand the ground problem.

Reddy also backed his decision to hold a dharna in New Delhi recently to protest the decision.

Reddy said he has failed to convince the top leadership about the consequences

Meanwhile, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh who is in charge of Andhra Pradesh said the state chief minister should review his stand on Telangana. The party is likely to take action against the disgruntled Reddy after February 12, when the Telangana Bill is likely to be introduced in the Parliament.

The Union Cabinet cleared the Telangana bill in a special meeting on Friday. Hyderabad will be the joint capital for 10 years and will not be a Union Territory.

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