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AP Minister demands resignation of KCR as TRS Chief

Written by: Staff
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Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, Sep 17 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Sports Minister M Satyanarayana Rao today demanded former Union Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao shuld resign from Telangana Rashtra Samiti(TRS) as president.

Mr Satyanarayana had offered to fight for the formation of a separate Telangana State, if TRS senior leader Nayani Narasimha Reddy was made party chief.

The TRS activists staged a dharna, demanding the resignation of the minister both from the cabinet and assembly, as part of the party's agitation, demanding the resignation of all the Congress MPs and MLAs elected with TRS support during the 2004 elections.

Mr Satyanarayana, who accepted the challenge of Mr Chandrasekhara, submitted his resignation to the Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and offered to contest from Karimnagar Lok Sabha seat, from which the TRS supremo had resigned.

The Minister called some agitators into his house and told them before the newspersons that he was ready to resign as minister and from the assembly.

When the TRS activists urged him to support their movement, Mr Satyanarayana, demanded the resignation of Mr Chandrasekhara, and offered to support the Telangana movement, if Mr Narasimha Reddy, was made the President of the party.

He told the TRS workers that if Mr Chandrasekhara offers to resign from the post, he would meet UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and persuade her to agree to the formation of Telangana State.

When the newspersons asked the reasons for his opposition to Mr Chandrasekhara, the Minister alleged that the former had betrayed him.

Mr Chandrasekhara in a recent public meeting said that Mr Satyanarayana, who lost his deposit during the previous election, had won the 2004 poll only through TRS support and challenged him to resign and get re-elected.

Mr Satyanarayana, who had resigned from the cabinet, alleged that Mr Chandrasekhara Rao was a fraud and he had rescued him when he was arrested in a cheating case.

UNI JRK YA VC1830

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