Union Tourism Minister Chiranjeevi quits, seven MPs press for acceptance of resignations
December 6, 2013 - Hyderabad
Union Minister for Tourism K Chiranjeevi on Friday submitted his resignation to the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi expressing anguish at what he termed the decision of bifurcation as unilateral.
Chiranjeevi said that he was pained by the sequence of events during the process of division and that views of people of Seemandhra were neither reflected nor their aspirations met. He said that not a single concern was addressed', he said. He asked Sonia Gandhi to accept his resignation with immediate effect and reminded that he had already tendered his papers to the Prime Minister on October 4.
At least seven of the Congress MPs too pressed for acceptance of their resignation while Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal claimed that they would write to the President withdrawing support to the UPA government. Rajagopal said that 'the Congress party is more worried about garnering the support of YSRCP'. He said that the government would collapse if 10 to 15 MPs from the Seemandhra region withdraws.