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Chiranjeevi resigns as minister over Telangana decision

Chiranjeevi has faxed his resignation to the Prime Minister's Office,his aide said.

Written by PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: March 14, 2014 12:29:11 pm

Union Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi on Thursday resigned from his post in protest against the Union Cabinet’s approval of the formation of separate Telangana,his aide said.

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The actor-turned-politician has faxed his resignation to the Prime Minister’s Office,his personal assistant said.

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Chiranjeevi,who hails from Coastal Andhra,felt anguished over the way the protests in Seemandhra regions,going on for over two months,against the division of Andhra Pradesh were handled.

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He has come under intense pressure from the united-Andhra supporters in the Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions following the Congress Working Committee’s endorsement of separate Telangana demand on July 30.

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The united-Andhra supporters have often demanded that Chiranjeevi quit his post to mount pressure on the Congress leadership towards halting the division of Andhra Pradesh.

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