Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy announced the formation of a new party on Thursday.
Reddy, who had resigned in protest over the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, said that the new party`s policies and programmes would be announced at a public meeting at Rajahmundry on March 12.
He had also resigned from the Congress party last month. Reddy is reported to have the support of six MPs who were expelled from the Congress party last month, and also some of his former state cabinet colleagues from Seemandhra.
The former chief minister believes that a new party would get people`s support in Seemandhra as they feel the Congress, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress all joined hands to split the state, IANS reported.
The Telangana Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on February 18 and in the Rajya Sabha on February 20 this month. Reddy resigned as the CM of AP on February 19.
He had defied the Congress over its decision to bifurcate the state and accused the party of resorting to unconstitutional and undemocratic measures to divide Telugu-speaking people.
With IANS inputs