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Sonia convenes meeting of party MPs from AP

With the announcement of creation of a separate Telangana having its backlash in the rest of Andhra Pradesh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has convened a meeting of party MPs from the state on Thursday evening.

india Updated: Dec 10, 2009 15:35 IST

With the announcement of creation of a separate Telangana having its backlash in the rest of Andhra Pradesh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has convened a meeting of party MPs from the state on Thursday evening.

The meeting comes close on the heels of Congress MP from Vijayawada Lagadapati Rajagopal resigning from his seat in protest against the Centre's decision to bifurcate the state and carve out a separate Telangana.

Rajagopal met Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and handed over his resignation, sources said.
Talk in Congress circles is that some more MPs are unhappy and may follow the footsteps of Rajagopal.

Reports from Hyderabad spoke of a number of Congress and TDP MLAs from coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions threatening to resign to protest against the division of the state.