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Kiran Kumar Reddy resigns in protest against decision to divide Andhra; also quits Congress

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 - 10:31am IST | Agency: PTI

  • Kiran Kumar Reddy IANS

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who is upset over the Telangana bill being passed by the Lok Sabha, resigned in protest against decision to divide the state; also quits Congress. 

Kiran is miffed that the AP Reorganisation Bill has been passed by the Lok Sabha and that the Centre is keen to push it through in Rajya Sabha also.

The sources close to him said, he might now wage a legal battle against the state's bifurcation and the "undemocratic" manner in which the Centre went about the process.

Another version coming out from his camp is that Kiran may take a "break" from active politics for a couple of years till things cooled down and then chalk out his future course.

The bill to carve out Telangana, the 29th state, by splitting Andhra Pradesh was yesterday passed by the Lok Sabha with Congress and BJP coming together on the issue.

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