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Ministers, MPs from Andhra firm on exit

With the Centre deciding to go ahead with the creation of a separate Telangana state, Union ministers from the Seemandhra region have begun putting in their papers in protest against the move. In Chiranjeevi’s footsteps, M. Pallam Raju (HRD minister) and Surya Kotla Prakash Reddy (MoS, railways) too have submitted resignations.

Telangana decision ‘in a month’

The Centre on Friday announced that a final decision on the long pending demand for a separate state of Telangana would be taken within a month. In all probability, the UPA government will decide in favour of a united Andhra Pradesh.

Are referendums a cop-out? The question is obviously being raised in the context and the aftermath of Brexit: the British referendum to stay in or leave the European Union.

News channels often ask me to grade ministers on their performance. They send a paragraph or so on the achievements of the various ministries and one has to give the minister a score.