Kiran drops subtle hint of floating a party - The New Indian Express

Kiran drops subtle hint of floating a party

Published: 17th November 2013 10:03 AM

Last Updated: 17th November 2013 10:31 AM

Dropping subtle hints on his intention to float a new political party, chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has sought the support of the people in his crusade against bifurcation of the state.

“I need your support as I campaign against bifurcation of the state. I will voice my opinion forcefully before the GoM on November 18 on how disastrous the consequences of bifurcation will be. I am prepared to face any consequences,” he said at Rachabanda here, 5 km away from Jaggaiahpet, on the Vijayawada- Hyderabad highway.

Kiran said he was fully convinced that division of the state would devastate Telangana more than Seemandhra. “It will harm the energy interests of Telangana which is generating only 50 percent of its demand. Besides, it will have difficulty in having water for crops.”

Though Kiran has been utilising Rachabanda programmes to voice his opposition to division of the state, it was the first time that he said he would seek the support of the people in his fight. The chief minister’s aides have been persuading him to float a party to cash in on the rising tide of people’s anger against the Congress in Seemandhra over bifurcation.

Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal and other speakers also declared that they would not give up  their fight against the Union government’s decision to bifurcate the state. Rajagopal claimed that Kiran Kumar Reddy never went back on a decision once he took it and added that the Samaikyandhra movement would not die down and the recent 100-day stir was only a ‘trailer’. 

Official Language Commission chairman and senior Congress leader Mandali Buddha Prasad said that Kiran Kumar Reddy had become a champion of the cause of united state as he was ready to sacrifice his post. Minister for secondary education Kolusu Parthasarathy said  that Kiran Kumar Reddy was the ‘only man’ (Oke okka magadu) fighting to keep the state united.

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