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Union Textiles Minister resigns over Telangana issue

New Delhi: Union Textiles Minister K Sambasiva Rao today resigned from the Union Cabinet protesting bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, fuelling speculation that he may join BJP.The five time Congress MP from Andhra Pradesh confirmed reports

PTI PTI Updated on: April 03, 2014 20:16 IST

Rao alleged that the issue of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh was not handled correctly.

"An informed discussion would have resulted in solving the concerns of the people of Andhra Pradesh. However even after my pleadings in each of the cabinet meetings no time was given even to read the proposals properly," he stated.

Elected to the Lok Sabha in 1984, Rao who is representing Eluru constituency in Andhra Pradesh and was inducted into the Cabinet in June 2013.

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