P. Ramesh Babu, a Congress legislator from Pendurthy Assembly constituency in the district, has resigned from his post to protest the Congress decision to form a separate Telangana state.

The MLA told PTI here on Wednesday that he sent his resignation letter to Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar through fax last night.

“I am for united Andhra,” Mr. Ramesh Babu said, adding that he resigned from his post as he was upset over his party’s decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh and carve out Telangana as a separate state.

The Congress and the UPA on Tuesday unanimously decided to create Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh, a momentous decision that came in the face of stiff resistance from leaders from non-Telangana region.