Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy`s new political party will be Jai Samaikyandhra.
The Congress in Andhra Pradesh is now facing the heat over Telangana statehood, a demand it had originally raked up when it was in the opposition way back in 1999.
Congress MPs from Telangana region on Sunday said they would meet on January 4 to decide future course of action.
Pressure is mounting on the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh to spell out its stand clearly on the contentious Telangana statehood issue.
The separate Telangana agitation would be intensified soon if the Centre failed to accept the statehood demand, TRS president warned on Tuesday.
TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday asked the Congress legislators to quit the party and join the "separate Telangana statehood movement".
Telangana Congress MPs said they would continue to raise their voice till the demand for separate Telangana was met.
Jitendra Singh expressed hope that a decision on Telangana statehood would be taken very shortly, after a consensus is reached.
Congress MPs from Telangana said they are ready to quit their posts again, "if necessary", although they were rejected by LS Speaker.
The resignation of 12 MPs of various political parties from Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh has not been accepted by LS Speaker Meira Kumar.
96-year-old Acharya Konda Lakshman
Bapuji, ended his week-long hunger strike in Delhi demanding a separate Telangana state.
Amid ongoing pol turmoil over Telangana issue, BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreya urged PM to immediately move a bill for formation of separate state.
The two-day Telengana agitation beginning on Saturday is likely to affect services of about 40 trains.
Andhra Pradesh Police as well as the Railway
Protection Force have decided to act tough and foil the three-day rail-roko agitation.
The CPI asked the government
to take an immediate decision on Telangana statehood demand,
saying any further consultations on the issue would be "an
exercise in futility" as all parties have already given their
A former MLA was among 23 Telangana protesters arrested on Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a police officer.
TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu
said the Congress should take responsibility for the current instability and uncertainty in Andhra Pradesh.
TDP has so far lost seven MLAs in Telangana in the last one and a half year, a direct impact of the ongoing
agitation for a separate state.
Delhi must climb down and give Telangana in a month
or two," K Chandrasekhar Rao asserted.
With the movement for Telangana gathering steam, 32 MLAs from the region belonging
to main opposition TDP on Wednesday resigned.
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