96 MLAs in AP resign over T-State
to form a separate Telangana state. 96 MLAs from Andhra and Rayalaseema region submitted their resignation to Assembly Speaker Kiran Kumar Reddy who has not yet accepted them. The MLAs have strongly decried the Congress high command’s “unilateral decision” to initiate the process for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
56 Congress, 29 TDP and 11 PRP MLAs submitted their resignations. Two congress MPs (Vijayawada and Ananthapur), Two Rajya Sabha MPs and 36 MLCs have also resigned. The Congress MPs from Andhra and Rayalaseema regions had a meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi Today evening.
Strongly criticising the Centre and Sonia Gandhi for the decision on Telangana, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu accused them of taking such a step without taking into confidence the Opposition parties and other stakeholders.