Andhra Pradesh CM Kiran Reddy resigns over creation of Telangana
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday said that he is going to step down from his post and quit Congress to protest the UPA government’s decision to bifurcate the state and create India’s 29th state Telanagna.
The Telangana bill was passed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday with the BJP coming in support of the UPA to clear the Andhra Pradesh State Re-organisation Bill amid din.
“I can’t continue in Congress. I thank them for making me the CM. But, they betrayed the Telugu people,” Reddy told repoters.
“I am resigning from the post of CM, MLA and membership of the Congress party,” said Reddy.
He added that his future is not important and he would have stayed in Congress and followed their diktats if he had wanted to save his future.
He will submit his resignation to governor ESL Narasimhan.
His close aide and state social welfare minister Pitani Satyanarayana on Tuesday had confirmed that Reddy will not relent.