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More trouble for Congress! Chiranjeevi threatens to stall Telangana Bill in RS

February 18, 2014 22:35 IST

Angry over the way the Telangana Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, Union Tourism Minister Chiranjeevi threatened to stall the Rajya Sabha, where the bill would be brought on Wednesday.

"The show is not over," the actor-turned-politician from Seemandhra told reporters.

"Tomorrow, we have a chance again to stall the Rajya Sabha," added Chiranjeevi, who is a member of the Upper House.

Expressing his displeasure over the way in which the Bill was passed, he alleged that the sentiments of Seemandhra people were not considered.

Seconding his views, senior minister from Seemandhra M M Pallam Raju said he was saddened by the manner in which the Bill has been cleared.

"As a member of the party and the government, I feel saddened by the manner in which we have cleared the Bill," he added.

"A responsible government and a responsible party would be sensitive to the genuine concerns of the people living in the other two regions," he noted.

Asked whether he would tender his resignation to protest against it, Raju replied, “We will continue to protest with our party and the government”.


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