Cong. men burn the effigy of N. Kiran Kumar Reddy

Local MP Gutta Sukendar Reddy and MLA Komatireddy Venkat Reddy have demanded the Congress high command that Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy be removed from his post for going against the Congress Working Committee’s (CWC) decision to divide Andhra Pradesh.

Speaking to the media here on Saturday, the Congress MP said that since the day he had assumed the Chief Minister’s office, Mr. Kiran Reddy had been saying that he would abide by the decision of Congress high command on the State’s bifurcation. However, he took a ‘U’ turn soon after the decision on Telanagana statehood was announced.

‘CM misquoted Nehru’

Accusing Mr. Kiran Kumar of misquoting former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru as saying during a speech that the latter always wanted Andhra Pradesh to remain united, Mr. Sukendar Reddy suggested that the CM must go through the speech of the former Prime Minister before making such statements.

“Nehru clearly explained that they were marrying off an innocent girl (Telangana) to a clever boy (Seemandhra) and if any time the Telangana people wanted, they could part ways,” the MP quoted Neheru as saying.

He also accused the Chief Minister of creating confusion among Seemandhra people about issues like sharing of river water, employment and others. “There are Central Water Commission and several tribunals to oversee the allocation of water between States,” the MP said.

Saying that the Chief Minister is acting like a flag-bearer of the Samaikyandhra movement, former Minister and MLA Komatireddy Venkat Reddy said that the Chief Minister was coming in the way of formation of Telangana State.

He called upon the Congress activists to organise protests against the Chief Minister .

Meanwhile, the Congress activists burnt the effigy of the Chief Minister at the Clock Tower Centre condemning the latter’s statement on State division.