Union Minister Kavuru Sambasiva Rao resigns over Andhra bifurcation

Rao was upset over the division of Andhra Pradesh for the creation of a separate state of Telangana.

New Delhi | Published:April 3, 2014 12:54 pm
Kavuru Sambasiva Rao was upset over the division of Andhra Pradesh for the creation of a separate state of Telangana. Kavuru Sambasiva Rao was upset over the division of Andhra Pradesh for the creation of a separate state of Telangana.

Union Textiles Minister Kavuru Sambasiva Rao on Thursday tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the issue of division of Andhra Pradesh.

“I cannot continue to be a member of the council of ministers against my conscience knowing that the Government has caused irreparable damage to the state of Andhra Pradesh,” Rao told Prime Minister in his resignation letter.

Rao, 63, represents Eluru constituency of Andhra Pradesh in the Lok Sabha. Elected to the lower house for the first time in 1984, he is serving his fifth term.

He has served in the state Congress and has been on several parliamentary panels in the past including the crucial public accounts committee.

Rao was upset over the division of Andhra Pradesh for the creation of a separate state of Telangana.

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    Rational Thinker
    Apr 3, 2014 at 9:22 pm
    Should he have not resigned a couple of weeks back - soon after Telangana bill was ped if bifurcation was the reason?He just waited long enough to know to go with the wind. He has business interests and needs political patronage
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      Ramaswamy Srinivasan
      Apr 3, 2014 at 10:19 am
      as he is not sure of winning(if he happens to get ticket) , which is the reason for resigning from the caretaker cabinet with no real power/decision making. He should atleast realize and quit the primary membership of the party
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