Congress leadership urged to reconsider Telangana decision
Hyderabad: With the protests continuing in Rayalaseema and Andhra regions for the fifth day, Andhra Pradesh state Congress chief Botsa Satyanarayana said he would urge the party's central leadership to reconsider its decision to divide the state.
Talking to reporters here, he said there was a need to look into issues like irrigation and employment opportunities. At a meeting with Satyanarayana and Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Saturday night, leaders from Seemandhra (Rayalaseema and Andhra) had urged them to either convince the Congress Working Committee (CWC) to withdraw its resolution for state's division or resign.
Over 80 leaders including state ministers and state legislators attended the meeting. They include five ministers and several legislators who have already announced their resignations. Meanwhile, protests and shutdown continued in Seemandhra for the fifth consecutive day.
People from all walks of life took to streets to demand the central government to withdraw its decision to carve out separate Telangana state.
Following a dreadful washout in the four-State Assembly polls, a humbled Congress accepted its defeat and called for a much needed introspection to rethink their strategy ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
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