Telangana: Ministers from Andhra-Rayalaseema silent over resignations

The ministers are slated to meet on Thursday and discuss further course of action.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Hyderabad | Published: July 31, 2013 2:55:46 pm

Ministers from Andhra-Rayalaseema regions,who claimed that they would quit their posts if a decision to bifurcate the state was taken,remained evasive on Wednesday,saying “nothing has happened yet”.

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After a meeting with Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday afternoon,ministers T G Venkatesh,Erasu Pratap Reddy,Ganta Srinivas and others merely said they would hold a meeting again on Thursday and discuss the course of action.

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“Nothing has happened yet. Only the Congress has announced its decision. We are still hopeful that the process (to create Telangana state) will not go through,” the ministers remarked.

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As about their resignations,the ministers remained evasive and said they had “already submitted” a letter to the party.

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Meanwhile,Rural Development Minister Dokka Manikya Varaprasad and Animal Husbandry Minister P Viswaroop said separately that their resignation was not a solution to the issue.

Dokka even added that there was no need for anyone to resign as the Congress high command has taken a decision.

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