Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Reddy resigns

New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday handed over his resignation to Governor ESL Narasimhan to protest against Centre’s decision to bifurcate the state. Reddy also announced to quit the Congress.
Sources close to Reddy said that he might now wage a legal battle against the state’s bifurcation and the “undemocratic” manner in which the Centre went about the process.
Meanwhile, a bill to create a new Telangana state by dividing Andhra Pradesh is likely to be taken up in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday afternoon.
On Tuesday, the Lok Sabha passed the contentious Telangana Bill by voice vote amid pandemonium. The Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill, 2014, was adopted by voice vote along with 38 official amendments, with main opposition BJP coming on board.
YSR Congress party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy described Tuesday as black day in India’s history and called for a shutdown in Seemandhra on Wednesday to protest the manner in which Telangana Bill was passed in Lok Sabha.
Many schools and colleges are shut in Seemandhra due to a shutdown called by YSR Congress. Seemandhra is worried about a smaller share of water, power and revenue from Telangana once the new state is created.


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