Telangana issue: Four Union Ministers from Seemandhra offered their resignation to PM
New Delhi, 8th October, 2013: The protest in Seemandhra region was surging high to the outrageous level. Four Union Ministers from the foregone region visited Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday with the anticipation of acceptance of their resignation due to Telangana crisis.
The ministers namely HRD Minister M M Pallam Raju, Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State for Commerce D Purandeswari and Minister of State for Railways Surya Prakash Reddy, all Congress leaders, met Prime Minister with the expectation of putting pressure on him through offering their resignation. They had also denied attending the office meet. Showing not a serious concern, PM Singh told that he will consider their request.
“Pallam Raju has given his resignation today but Chiranjeevi and Surya Prakash Reddy gave resignation two days ago. So, today, we have requested the Prime Minister to expedite it and accept our resignations,” Purandeswari along with other three ministers told reporters.
She further added while explaining causes of their protest, “We need to go back to the people and tell the people how we want to solve (the issue). People are not willing to listen to us unless we tender our resignation and go back as one of them. So as long as we continue as Ministers they are not going to listen to us.”
While conveying the severity of the present scenario taking shape of uncontrollable defiance in the form of protest, she pleaded their resignation to be accepted by the P M. She said, “We expressed our inability to continue in the Council of Ministers. We in detail gave him the clear picture of the ground situation in Andhra.”
“We also told him (Singh) that people of Andhra Pradesh did expect the Antony committee to come to the state of Andhra Pradesh but since the Committee has not come, now people are losing confidence that the justice will be done to them,” she showed her worry.
Two more ministers from the region named as K S Rao (Textiles) and Kili Kripa Rani (MoS IT and Communications) came along with the Cabinet Ministers but the exact cause of their presence was still unclear if they also offered their resignation or not.
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