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Cong MPs up the ante

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Undeterred by the move to suspend them from the Lok Sabha, the Congress MPs on Thursday evening announced that they would continue with the agitation both inside and outside Parliament till the party and the government made a categorical statement that the state would be kept united.

  • Unfazed by suspension move
  • Vow to continue protests inside Parliament
  • Won’t relent till govt rolls back T decision
  • Say they’ve already tendered resignations

Hyderabad/New Delhi: Undeterred by the move to suspend them from the Lok Sabha, the Congress MPs on Thursday evening announced that they would continue with the agitation both inside and outside Parliament till the party and the government made a categorical statement that the state would be kept united.

Speaking to reporters after meeting at the house of Rajya Sabha Member K V P Ramachandra Rao, MP Ananta Venkatarama Reddy said they cannot agree with the decision taken by the CWC to bifurcate the State. The entire Seemandhra region is on boil, he said.

To a query, he said they were not in favour of any new committee being constituted what is most important for them is to stall the process of bifurcation and force the ruling party to take back its decision, Reddy said.

Asked about their suspension from the Lok Sabha, Reddy said they were not bothered about any such moves or threats. He said all political parties had recognized the folly committed by the Congress party and hence they had strongly opposed the resolution to suspend them. Even majority of Congress members are opposed to the move made to suspend them today. The Congress party, he said had committed great mistake in announcing its decision in favour of bifurcation.

He said the Speaker had convened an all-party committee meeting on Friday morning to resolve the imbroglio. When asked what would be their stand on Friday, Reddy said they were not bothered about what action the committee would take against them. “We have already submitted our resignations to the Speaker in Speaker’s format. It is now for the Speaker to decide,” he said.

Reddy however slammed the TDP members. He said though they have been agitating in the house they were not to be seen anywhere when the Congress MPs protested outside Lok Sabha. They had also failed to force their party leadership to review its decision to support bifurcation, he added. Prominent among those who attended the meeting were union ministers K Surya Prakash Reddy, J D Seelam, MPs Vundavalli Arun Kumar, Ananta Venkatarama Reddy, Sai Pratap etc.

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