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Updated: February 8, 2014 03:18 IST

Kiran Kumar Reddy may resign

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy. File photo: Meeta Ahlawat
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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy. File photo: Meeta Ahlawat

Going by the signals that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy has been sending out, he may in all likelihood put in his papers when President Pranab Mukherjee refers the Bill for creation of Telangana to Parliament on February 10.

The Union Cabinet’s decision to clear the AP Reorganisation Bill with amendments has further steeled Mr. Reddy’s resolve to resign, sources in the State Congress said.

Mr. Reddy indicated he might step down when the issue came up during his discussions with Cabinet colleagues and Seemandhra legislators on Friday. “He is expecting the President to refer the Bill to Parliament on February 10. Our information is that the Bill would be introduced in the Rajya Sabha on February 11 or 12 and in the Lok Sabha on February 17,” a senior Congress leader said.

The sources said the resignation by the Chief Minister may also be a pre-emptive strike as the Congress brass was contemplating disciplinary action against him.

People who are blaming all those favouring separate Telangana state
should realise that such decisions were taken since the year 1953 for
forming 27 states in Independent India . No point in blaming anyone now
..if so.. blame the people who had divided India since the year 1953
till date.

from:  kvenkataramam
Posted on: Feb 8, 2014 at 17:11 IST

This is really a sad state of affairs. It is not known where our country is going now. The time tested beliefs 'Unity is strength' and 'Unity in diversity', in so far as our country, are now forgotten by petty politicians who are just fooling our innocent population. If the formation of states in our country on linguistic basis about six decades ago is not acceptable now, then what will happen to the unity of the country hereafter? If our country does not stand united, it will be a welcome gesture for our hostile neighbors to fiddle with our borders and thereby to threaten our very existence! I hope at least our Prime Minister now realises the situation and takes preventive steps for further disintegration of the existing States in order to save our noble and historically pioneering nation.

from:  Rajkumar
Posted on: Feb 8, 2014 at 15:49 IST

2 yrs back when Jan lokpal bill infron of Kapal sibal and Chidambaram,
the former was telling Kejarwal and Anna hazare are civil society and
they cannot dictate govt.After Delhi defeat they could know the
importance of lokpal bill and in a hurry ,they passed the bill
desperately. Now whether Kiran Reddy resigns or not is not
important.The congress will face worst results in Telangana than in
Andhra.This is KCR game plan to destroy Andhra pradesh and PM and GOM
are not listening to CM PCC president.Opposition leader and Jagan who
constitute most of the state.PM is blind like Dritarashtra.

from:  sowbhagyamma
Posted on: Feb 8, 2014 at 10:22 IST

Dear Kiran Kumar Reddy Garu,
Hats off to you for defying the practices of your high command. They are bifurcating the state for political reasons. In the event of the high command sacking you, you should have a confidence vote vote in the assembly and be declared as the Chief minister. That will be fitting reply to the dynasty. Go Kiran Kumar we are with you in your fight against the high command.

from:  P B Rao
Posted on: Feb 8, 2014 at 06:40 IST
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