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Andhra CM leads anti -Telangana dharna at Jantar Mantar
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Kiran Kumar Reddy staged a protest in the national capital to oppose the creation of Telangana on Wednesday. He also met President Pranab Mukharjee and requested him to stop the bifurcation of the state.

After meeting the President, Reddy said, “We requested the President to use his power to ensure that there is no division (of the state). We requested that the state should be kept united.” He also said that almost 75-80 per cent people of Andhra Pradesh want the state to remain united, so 'this is the will of the people'.

He also added that bifurcation is not good for the state. People of Telangana will suffer from water scarcity. And there will be a severe problem for seemandhra people on account of education, which is Hyderabad-centric.

The CM was doing an Arvind Kejriwal at Jantar Mantar, but the only difference was that he was protesting against his own government. Reddy brought his protest to Delhi on the day when the extended winter session of Parliament started amidst the central government's keenness to get the Telangana bill passed. State ministers and MLA's from Seemandhra region were also present in the dharna.

Many Andhraiites from the Delhi-NCR region were also seen at the protest. When asked them about the bifurcation Mr. Pavan Kumar, an employee working with a private organization in Gurgaon said, “Protests has become a main tool nowadays. Telangana is almost done. Our leaders (from Seemandhra) kept quite from the beginning, after everything is done they are simply making the layman, a fool. Most of our leaders also know that the state will get separated. But it is a part of the Congress action plan.”

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