“If the bill, which we have rejected, is tabled in the same form, I will quit politics,” Reddy told CNN-IBN in an interview. He denied he was planning to build a new party on the united Andhra plank, saying, “My future is not important. It is the future of the state and the people I care about.”
The Andhra CM said the Centre should not take a decision on Telangana unilaterally and should consider the appeal of those who had rejected the bill.
Reddy said his opposition to the bill was not a political pitch and the MLAs who were against a separate Telangana state were meeting only to protect the future of the state. “It was a mistake to attempt a bifurcation of the state… Telangana as a separate state can't survive. It will face too many problems,” he added.