Hyderabad: Seemandhra Congress leaders are mounting pressure on the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and the PCC chief Botsa Satyanarayana to resign and create a constitutional crisis to stop the state’s bifurcation.
Twenty ministers, 43 MLAs and 15 MLCs held a meeting and passed two single line resolutions. The first is to keep the state united. The second is that the Congress Working Committee should withdraw its decision to create Telangana state. They decided to send both the resolutions to the Congress High Command.
They later met the Chief Minister and the PCC chief at the CM’s camp office and urged both to quit and lead the movement against bifurcation.
It is learnt that the Chief Minister advised them against resignations, by explaining that when they resign, they lose the right to talk to the leadership. Both Botsa and Kiran told them that they have an opportunity to express their views before the high powered committee the party leadership would be appointing soon. Still a majority of the leaders had decided to quit their posts, said reports.
Former minister J C Diwakar Reddy proposed that a massive march with one lakh people should be organized in Hyderabad to press the demand for the state’s unity. Another former minister Gade Venkata Reddy suggested that all the Seemandhra leaders should resign.
MLAs Ponnada Satish and Vara Prasad said most of the MLAs had already resigned both their posts and the Congress party and stuck to their decision.