Telangana aftermath: Protests rock Andhra Pradesh, four ministers quit

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Hyderabad/New Delhi:  The Congress president Sonia Gandhi asked for “restraint, brotherhood and cordial relations” with people of Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions, a day after the Centre agreed to form a separate Telangana state. At least four state ministers and six Congress MLAs resigned in protest against the decision. The announcement to create India’s 29th state also triggered a range of political responses, including demands to consider other statehood movements across the country.

Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions erupted today with the day-long bandh, called by the Samaikya Andhra Joint Action Committee (JAC), evoked near total response in Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram, Eluru, Kakinada, Vijayawada, Guntur, Nellore, Ongole, Chittoor, Tirupati, Anantapur, Kadapa, Kurnool and other towns across the state….

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