Telangana: Congress might ask Kiran Kumar Reddy to resign

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Telangana: Congress might ask Kiran Kumar Reddy to resign
Hyderabad, Feb 7: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy is facing criticism from his own party for his stiff protest against the state bifurcation. Sources say that Congress leadership might ask him to bow out.

Reportedly, the Congress is upset with Reddy over his dharna in Delhi and may ask him to resign.

Reddy has always spoken for a united Andhra Pradesh and had recently met President Pranab Mukherjee to stop the bifurcation process. He had sat on a dharna in the capital city against the Telangana Bill which is all set to be presented before the parliament.

The Congress is upset with Reddy over his dharna in Delhi

 

"Rejection of the Telangana Bill in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly is an indication that the people of the state wants an united state", Reddy said in an interview with CNN-IBN.

"Unlike other states, there is a peculiar situation in Andhra Pradesh as there is no recommendation from the state Legislature for bifurcation. I am not worried about my own future. I will quit politics. I was born and brought up in Hyderabad. After 57 years you cannot tell me I don't belong to this state. I have strong objection to this," Reddy said.

"Telangana is a mistake of the Congress leadership. Andhra Pradesh cannot be divided just like that. The pride of the Telugu people cannot be decided in Delhi. Congress should respect the Assembly's feeling," the chief minister had said.

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