Kiran quits as CM

After being Andhra Pradesh’s chief minister for three years and three months, Kiran Kumar Reddy quit his gaddi and along with this also resigned as MLA and exited from the Congress party. At his farewell press conference, Kiran indicated that he would not like to continue as caretaker chief minister.
Governor ESL Narasimhan, to whom Kiran submitted his resignation, is believed to have submitted a status report to the UPA government. The options before the Centre include imposition of President’s rule and the Congress forming the government once again. The Union cabinet was to have met on Wednesday evening to decide on AP, but deferred it to Thursday.
In the evening, Kiran vacated his camp office and moved to his own accommodation in MLA Colony, Banjara Hills.
At his last press conference as CM, Kiran came down heavily on the Congress leadership for ‘dividing the Telugu people’ and ‘causing permanent damage’ to both the regions. Describing the manner in which the Telangana Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday as robbery, Kiran said: “Like thieves, they passed the T Bill. They stopped the live telecast of the proceedings, closed the doors of the lower House, attacked Telugu MPs and passed the Bill after entering into a secret deal with the opposition BJP.” 

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