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AP turmoil: Digvijay may visit Hyderabad on Dec 12

PTI | Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 23:47

Hyderabad: Against the backdrop of surcharged atmosphere over impending bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, AICC general secretary and in-charge of party affairs Digvijay Singh is likely to visit the state capital on Thursday.

During his visit, Digvijay is expected to meet Congress leaders in the state and take stock of the prevailing political situation as protests continue to rage in Seemandhra against the division, party sources said.

Significantly, the winter session of the state Legislative Assembly is beginning on December 12 and the House is likely to take up the AP Reorganisation Bill if it is forwarded by President Pranab Mukherjee by then.

The draft bill, approved by the Union Cabinet last week, has already been sent to the President.

Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who has been critical of the party`s decision to split the state, has vowed to defeat the Telangana bill on the floor of the House, though Telangana leaders insist the Assembly would merely debate the issue.

In an embarrassment to Congress, six of its MPs from Seemandhra yesterday gave notice for a no-confidence motion against Manmohan Singh Government to protest creation of Telangana.

Digvijay today said in Delhi that the move is "sad and unacceptable".

Meanwhile, pro-united Andhra employees and others aid here today they would oppose Digvijay`s visit to Hyderabad if he tries to move ahead on dividing the state.

First Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 23:47
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