Bandh paralyses 13 districts

Bandh paralyses 13 districts

Union Cabinet’s decision to clear the Telangana Bill was met with fury in Seemandhra as the bandh call by major political outfits like the YSR Congress and the Telugu Desam and the regional government employees union the APNGOs virtually paralysed the 13 districts.

While much of the anger was directed at Congress party and its decision to go ahead with the bifurcation unmindful of the strong opposition in the region, the party could see a virtual implosion in the region if the first spate of resignations by the district presidents were any indication.

At the state Congress headquarters in Gandhi Bhavan, PCC chief Botsa Satyanarayana tried in vain to persuade eight enraged district presidents to take back their resignations, while chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, who emerged as a thorn in the Congress’ flesh in recent times by his vocal opposition to the bifurcation, held marathon discussions with Seemandhra ministers and MLAs on Friday evening on the strategies to stall the Telangana Bill at his camp office.

“I will speak out at the Pulichintala project launch (Saturday) on what I stand for,” Kiran told reporters who met him at the camp office.

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