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Seemandhra Cong gets Kiran Kumar fillip

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The Congress powers that be may have given their nod for the formation of Telangana, but their own CM, Kiran Kumar Reddy, is having none of it, mincing no words while calling for a united Andhra Pradesh. In fact, just a week after the CWC ann­ouncement on July 30, Kiran Kumar called a press conference where he lashed out against the decision.

In the past month, he’s made a “forceful presentation” to the A.K. Antony committee on issues the state’s bif­urcation would give rise to (like water, power, status of Hyderabad etc) and blas­ted the party leadership at the Telugu Language Day celebrations, saying dividing the Telugu people would harm Congress prospects for generations to come. He reiterated this thought while addressing a new batch of trainee IAS officers, saying “politici­ans are accountable to the public...people will expel such leaders”.

If nothing else, the CM’s strong stand has shown a way out for Congress leaders of the Seem­a­n­dhra region, where raging agitations over the last...

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