Both Union minister Chiranjeevi and Rajahmundry MP Undavalli Arun Kumar are quick to respond against the Cabinet Committee giving approval for the creation of Telangana state.
Megastar Chiru submitted resignation to Tourism minister post, while Undavalli has quit from Congress membership itself. Another Congress MP, Ananta Venkataramireddy from Anantapur too resigned to his post. Also Textile minister Kavuri Sambasiva Rao and HRD minister Pallam Raju are also contemplating to quit to their posts.
‘The way government took this decision, and the very decision of bifurcating Andhra Pradesh irked me’, said Undavalli after quitting from Congress party. ‘From last two months Seemandhra people are protesting on roads without any leader heading them. Their protests should have been top priority of Congress rather suppressing them this way’, he added.
At the same time, heavy forces are deployed in Seemandhra region in the wake of protests against approval of Telangana not by Cabinet. Already AP NGOs have called for 48 hour bandh, while YSR-Congress called for 72 hours bandh with effect from Thursday midnight.