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102 Andhra legislators submit resignations

As many as 102 members of the Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly have submitted their resignations to the speaker to protest the proposed bifurcation of the state.

india Updated: Dec 11, 2009 11:07 IST

As many as 102 members of the Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly have submitted their resignations to the speaker to protest the proposed bifurcation of the state.

Speaker Kiran Kumar Reddy told reporters Friday that 102 legislators of the total 294 legislators had submitted their resignations to him since on Thursday.

"I have not accepted their resignations and will take a decision after talking to them individually," he said.

A total of 57 legislators of the ruling Congress party, 32 of the opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and 13 of Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) have submitted their resignations.

These legislators allege that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre took a "unilateral" decision on carving out a separate Telangana state without consulting them.