Not right to split state amid such protests: Andhra CM

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Hyderabad, Oct 7: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy on Monday said it was not right for the Centre to split the state at a time when over six lakh people were lodging strong protest. He said thousands of crores of rupees were being lost a month because of the agitation.

Reddy, who was speaking to Times Now in an exclusive interview, said it is a concern that the people have for the state of Andhra Pradesh.

He said his government was asking the Centre to address the key issues before going ahead.

The chief minister also said that the authorities were working on restoring power shortage after power plants shut because of strike. He said those who called strikes were being requested to resume work to ensure that the consumers didn't continue to suffer.

Reddy said people were losing crores of rupees because of the agitation

Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions reeled under severe power crisis as electricity employees began to go on strike on Saturday to protest the Centre's decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh. The strike also led to cancellation of several trains and also affected the ongoing Brahmotsavam in Tirupati.

Prices of food items and vegetables have also skyrocketed in these parts.

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