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Kiran Kumar Reddy resigns as the CM of Andhra Pradesh

Kiran Kumar Reddy resigned from the Andhra Pradesh chief minister's post, and the Congress party, a day after the Lok Sabha passed the bill creating Telangana as the 29th state of India.

Mr Reddy played the Telugu 'bidda' (son of the soil) card to the hilt before walking over to the Raj Bhawan from his residence, covering a distance of 2 kms, to hand over his resignation. Addressing his last press conference before announcing his resignation, he lashed out at both the Congress and the BJP for allowing the bill to be passed in the Lok Sabha, making it clear that he was planning to plough a lonely furrow in the coming days.

"It is shameful that this bill was presented like robbers, hiding from people, putting off TV, throwing out those who were objecting. The BJP also conspired to harm Telugu people, striking a secret deal with the Congress," he said.

Mr Reddy also pointed out that "nowhere has a bill rejected by the state assembly been passed by Parliament. For seats and votes, all political parties have done lot of harm to Telugu people. I condemn this. Telugu people will all be harmed by this."

On Tuesday, the Lok Sabha passed the controversial bill that creates a new Telangana state by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh. The Rajya Sabha will take up the bill today.

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