Another Andhra minister resigns over Telangana issue

Minister of State for Railways, Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy, resigned from his post in protest against the Union Cabinet`s decision to go ahead with the proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

Updated: Oct 04, 2013, 20:24 PM IST

New Delhi: Minister of State for Railways, Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy, on Friday resigned from his post in protest against the Union Cabinet`s decision to go ahead with the proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
"The minister has gone to the PM`s residence to submit his resignation from the Union Council of Ministers," a close aide of Reddy`s told.

Reddy, an MP from Karnool, had joined the Railway Ministry on October 29, 2012.

Reddy is the fourth minister from Seemandhra to have resigned in protest against the creation of a separate Telangana state.

While HRD Minister Pallam Raju, too, resigned today, Tourism Minister Chiranjeevi and Textiles Minister KS Rao had quit the Union cabinet yesterday.

PTI