Kiran Reddy to float new party

Kiran Reddy to float new party

Putting an end to speculation of an uncertain future, former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Thursday said that he would  launch a new political outfit. 

He will formally announce the name of the party and its policies on March 12 at Rajahmundry in the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh. The party would work to safeguard the self respect and dignity of Telugu people.

Addressing a press conference, Kiran Reddy said that the new party would contest elections in Andhra Pradesh, but was not clear about his action in the Telangana region.

The announcement was made after day-long deliberations in the makeshift party office in Madapur, with former Congress leaders Harsha Kumar, Sabbam Hari, Lagadapati Rajagopal, who quit their party protesting bifurcation.

Kiran Reddy said, “I have opposed bifurcation, the way the state was divided and the way Seemandhra MPs were treated. The events unfolded in the Lok Sabha are a blot to parliamentary democracy.

“So far all of us, who are present here, have quit the Congress and decided to start a new outfit.”

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