Rajasekhara Reddy, an ex-legislator and party general secretary from Kurnool, was critical of Naidu for not mentioning trifurcation of the state into Telangana, Andhra and Rayalaseema, a demand he had put forth recently in the event of the UPA government deciding on granting statehood to Telangana.
The TDP chief’s troubles don’t end with Rajasekhara Reddy. Two other sitting MLAs from Rayalaseema region — Praveen Kumar Reddy and N Amarnath Reddy — too have threatened to quit after coming out vociferously against Naidu for writing the letter to the Prime Minister. The development has plunged the party into a crisis of sorts particularly in view of the ‘Marathon March’ to be undertaken by Naidu from October 2.
Rajasekhara Reddy said: “Rayalaseema is more important for me than politics and that is why I am ending my 19-year-long association with TDP.”
Stating that the Rayalaseema Parirakshana Samithi, an outfit floated by him to fight for the Rayalaseema cause, would be above politics, he said they would even stop Naidu from going ahead with his march in Rayalaseema region.
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