2 Mantris,10 MLAs Resign

2 Mantris,10 MLAs  Resign
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Two ministers P Viswarup and M Maheedhar Reddy submitted their resignations on Friday, in protest against the...

Two ministers P Viswarup and M Maheedhar Reddy submitted their resignations on Friday, in protest against the CWC decision to bifurcate the State. Twelve MLAs from Congress and TDP also followed suit. Among them are four Congress MLAs – whip D Srinivas, Bandaru Satyananda Rao, P Ramesh and M Srinivasa Rao. The TDP MLAs are G Ramanaidu, Sriram Rajagopal, D Balavaradhan Rao, J Venkataramana, K Ramakrishna, Ashok Gajapati Raju, B Gopalakrishna Reddy and G Muddukrishnama Naidu.

Stung by the spate of resignations in the State, the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has convened meetings with all ministers, MLAs, MLCs and important leaders from Telangana and Seemandhra regions separately. The Chief Minister will meet the Telangana and Seemandhra leaders on Saturday and try to allay their apprehensions.

He will also prevail upon them to withdraw resignations and pave the way for the smooth process of bifurcation. Meanwhile, R C Kuntia, the emissary of Digvijay Singh, spoke to Congress MLAs and asked them not to take any hasty decision. He also assured them that full justice would be meted out to the people of the other two regions. He said Digvijay Singh had asked him to convey that a better capital can be constructed as the Andhra region has huge resources like gas, a good number of power generation units and a long coastline. He said the Centre would also help in the construction of a modern capital.

Former PCC president D Srinivas called on Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Friday morning to apprise her of the political situation in the wake of the CWC resolution. He was specifically summoned as resignations were pouring in from party ministers, MLAs and MPs. According to Srinivas, Gandhi expressed her serious concern over the unrest and appealed to all the people to maintain peace. She assured that no injustice would be done to any region. He said she also promised the best package for the state of Andhra Pradesh which would make all sections happy. She said all the apprehensions and doubts being expressed by the people from Seemandhra region would be fully addressed.

The Chief Minister will meet the Telangana and Seemandhra leaders on Saturday and try to allay their apprehensions. He will also prevail upon them to withdraw resignations and pave the way for the smooth process of bifurcation

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