Reddy, a staunch supporter of united Andhra Pradesh, called on the Chief Minister at the Secretariat in Chennai in the presence of some of his party leaders and held discussions for about 30 minutes while he met Karunanidhi at his Gopalapuram residence later in the day. (Agencies)
Speaking to reporters at Gopalapuram, Reddy said that while he had sought to prevail upon the leaders to amend Article 3 of the Constitution of India, it was upto them to decide on that issue.
"Today it is Andhra, tomorrow it could be their state. Everyone who believes in democracy should support this cause (of a united Andhra Pradesh state)," he said.
Article 3 deals with the ‘formation of new states and alteration of areas, boundaries or names of existing states’.
He claimed that the next year's Lok Sabha polls would be a ‘referendum’ on the bifurcation issue.
Challenging the Congress on this matter, he said "We will win 30 seats and decide the next Prime Minister of India."
The YSR Congress leader had earlier called on the Chief Ministers of West Bengal and Odisha, Mamata Banerjee and Naveen Patnaik to make his case for a united Andhra Pradesh even as it is unclear whether a bill for creation of separate Telangana would be brought in the winter session of Parliament, commencing on Thursday.
Earlier, traffic movement was also affected in some parts of the city as Reddy moved in a convoy of cars, especially outside the airport while greeting his supporters.
"I have only three MPs. In 2014, I'm going with my stand of a united Andhra. We will win 30 plus MPs and we will decide who will be the Prime Minister," he said.
Replying to a query on which were the other parties he met to gather support, he said, "I have already met the BJP, the Shiv Sena, I have met the communists for this cause. Now I have met the AIADMK and the DMK."
Hitting out at the Congress, he said, "The whims and fancies of 272-member party (UPA) cannot bifurcate a state without taking into consideration the opinion of the people of the state."
His meeting with the DMK chief lasted for almost an hour.
Reddy, a staunch supporter of united Andhra Pradesh, called on the Chief Minister at the Secretariat in Chennai in the presence of some of his party leaders and held discussions for about 30 minutes while he met Karunanidhi at his Gopalapuram residence later in the day.