Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Infrastructure and
Investment Minister, Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, resigned from
the cabinet as well as the state Assembly on Saqturday evening.
Komatireddy, who had set September 30 as the deadline for
the Centre to come out with a statement on creation of
Telangana state, met Governor E S L Narasimhan and submitted
his resignation from the Kiran Kumar Reddy government.
He later went to the Assembly and submitted resignation
to Legislature Secretary Raja Sadaram.
Komatireddy, whose younger brother Rajagopal Reddy is an
MP, said he would continue in the Congress.
"I sincerely appeal you to take a favourable decision on
the decades-old democratic demand for creation of Telangana
state, in the larger interest of the region and the Congress
party," he has written in an open letter to party president
Komatireddy, who represents Nalgonda in Telangana, has
been taking active part in the Telangana agitation.
Of late he has been lashing out at the Chief Minister on
Telangana issue, and has even accused him of sending
misleading reports to the Centre on the ongoing indefinite
Komatireddy was arrested and later set free four days ago
when he staged a dharna in front of the Vidyut Soudha,
protesting the "discriminate" power cuts in Telangana.