Accusing former Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy for Congress` rout in elections in Andhra Pradesh, APCC chief N Raghuveera Reddy on Monday alleged Reddy had an hidden agenda leading to the defeat of the party in the state.
After severing links with the Congress and resigning from the post of chief minister protesting against the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh to create Telangana, Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy floated Jai Samaikya Andhra Party.
Following Union Cabinet`s approval on Friday to impose President`s rule in Andhra Pradesh, the Lok Satta Party welcomed the move saying it would help restore amity and goodwill between people of Telangana and Seemandhra regions.
The Congress leadership has begun consultations with party leaders from Andhra Pradesh on the possibility of forming a new government in the state following the resignation of Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, and ways to revive the party in Seemandhra.
From being the hand-picked choice of Sonia Gandhi as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister to sitting on a dharna in Delhi against division of the state, Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy has turned from a Congress regional leader to a disgruntled rebel in his nearly 39-month tumultuous tenure.
Ahead of the proposed presentation of the Telangan Bill in the Rajya Sabha today, which got the Lok Sabha nod on Tuesday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiram Kumar Reddy has confirmed that he will quit from his post while Union Tourism Minister Chiranjeevi has threatened to stall the proceedings in the Upper House.
Amidst din, chaos and an unprecedented black out of television coverage, the Bill to carve out Telangana, the 29th state, by splitting Andhra Pradesh was on Tuesday passed by the Lok Sabha with Congress and BJP coming together on the issue.