It was resignation galore in India. Following in the footsteps of AAP chairman and former CM Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Andhra Pradesh CM Kiran Reddy also resigned and also quit Congress to protest against the centre's decision to carve out the separate state of Telangana. "I am thankful to Congress for making me chief minister. But I am resigning in protest as they have divided the state and hurt the Telugu people and made their future dark. I am quitting as MLA and the Congress party," he declared.
Reddy had been making efforts to prevent the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. But his efforts proved futile when the Telangana Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha with the BJP coming in support of the Congress to clear the Andhra Pradesh State Reorganization Bill.