Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has told the Congress leadership that top that he would not be a party to a division of the state.
"I will not be a party to any destructive decision", Kiran reportedly told AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh, hours before the latter attended the Congress core group meeting at the Prime Minister's residence last evening, sources close to him said.
Having realized that the Congress high command has made up its mind in favour of creating a Telangana state, the chief minister first asked it to postpone any announcement at least till the completion of elections to local bodies.
But when he was told that the decision could not be put off any further, Reddy told Digvijaya Singh that he would not be a party to any "destructive" decision that would harm the interests of both Andhra Pradesh and Congress, the sources said.
On his return from New Delhi, Reddy today met a few MLCs and MLAs close to him and narrated details of his interaction with Digvijaya Singh and also Sonia Gandhi.