"I am pained with the sequence of events in the process of bifurcation of the state of Andhra Pradesh. I am also hurt that the Seemandhra people's views have not been reflected nor have their aspirations being met with the recent Cabinet resolution," he said in a letter to Gandhi.
He said that it was extremely difficult for him to discharge his ministerial duties with such "a heavy heart and a burdened conscience".
"Since I have already tendered my resignation to the Hon'ble Prime Minister on October 4, 2013, I request you, as Chairperson of UPA, to kindly have my resignation accepted at the earliest with immediate effect. I thank your good self for the confidence and responsibility bestowed on me, which I have tried my best to discharge fully," he said.
It may be recalled that Chiranjeevi had demanded that Hyderabad should be made a Union Territory to address the concerns of Seemandhra people about bifurcation.
The Union Cabinet approved the draft Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill last evening.


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