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Reddy threatens to quit politics over Telangana

Upping the ante on the opposition to the Bill, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday threatened to quit politics if the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation 2013 Bill is tabled in Parliament in its current form.

‘I challenge them to put the same Bill, which they referred to us, in Parliament. If it is accepted, I will get away from politics,’ Reddy said. The Andhra CM also alleged that an incomprehensive bill was sent to the President by the central government and asked for additional three-four weeks time to discuss it. The President turning down their request just allowed extension till 30 January.

Reddy had been vocal about his opposition for creation of a separate Telangana state and has time and again threatened to quit with several MLAs if the new state is formed. The Andhra Pradesh bifurcation bill states that Telangana will comprise 10 districts with Hyderabad remaining the capital of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for the next 10 years.
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