Sridhar Babu's resignation pending with me: Kiran

Sridhar Babu's resignation pending with me: Kiran - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad,  Confirming that he had received the resignation letter of the Civil Supplies Minister D Sridhar Babu, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy Saturday said he was yet to take a decision on it.

Sridhar had tendered his resignation two days back, protesting the divesting of Legislative Affairs portfolio that he had been holding additionally. The issue triggered a political row with Telangana leaders alleging that the Chief Minister's decision was an attempt to stall the bifurcation process. The Chief Minister told reporters here today that apart from Sridhar, 13-14 ministers from Seemaandhra region had put in their papers in August, protesting the proposed division of the state. All the resignations are pending with me, he said. Kiran said Sridhar was given additional charge of commercial taxes department to boost revenue collection as it fell 9.4 per cent short of expectation.

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