131 MLAs resign on Telangana issue
The political crisis in Andhra Pradesh deepened further on Friday as MLAs and MLCs remained totally divided along regional lines irrespective of political affiliations.
The spate of resignations by MLAs of different parties from coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions that began on Thursday morning continued on Friday. Today, 131 MLAs (78 of Congress, 39 Telugu Desam and 14 Praja Rajyam) had personally submitted their letters of resignation to Assembly Speaker N. Kirankumar Reddy. This unprecedented situation had its fallout on the proceedings of the Assembly, which adjourned without transacting any business.
A total bandh was organized in all the districts of Andhra and Rayalaseema regions and there had been destruction of public property and many APSRTC buses.
In Delhi, MPs from Andhra and Rayalaseema regions met Dr Manmohan Singh, Pranab Mukherjee and Chidambaram.