Reddy had campaigned vociferously against the state's division and fronted the Andhra Pradesh Assembly's resolution rejecting the Telangana proposal.

Lok Sabha passes Telangana Bill

Andhra Pradesh Law Minister Erasu Pratap Reddy had earlier said that the Chief Minister could float his own party.

Sources close to Reddy said that he might now wage a legal battle against the state's bifurcation and the "undemocratic" manner in which the Centre went about the process.

On Tuesday, the Lok Sabha passed the contentious Telangana Bill by voice vote amid pandemonium. The Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill, 2014, was adopted by voice vote along with 38 official amendments, with main opposition BJP coming on board.

The House looked like a virtual battle-ground during the 90-minute proceedings as members resorted to slogan-shouting against passage of the bill. Live telecast by Lok Sabha TV was stopped, perhaps for the first time.

YSR CONGRESS CALLS FOR SEEMANDHRA SHUTDOWN

YSR Congress party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy described Tuesday as black day in India's history and called for a shutdown in Seemandhra on Wednesday to protest the manner in which Telangana Bill was passed in Lok Sabha.

Many schools and colleges are shut in Seemandhra due to a shutdown called by YSR Congress. Seemandhra is worried about a smaller share of water, power and revenue from Telangana once the new state is created.

(JPN)

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