The Congress MP from Guntur is the eighth MP to quit over the issue.
Earlier on Aug 2, as many as seven Congress MPs resigned from their posts protesting the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
According to reports, six Lok Sabha MPs and one Rajya Sabha member submitted their resignation letters in a major setback to the ruling Congress.
A Sai Prathap from Rajampet constituency), Anantha Venkatarami Reddy from Anantapur, C V Harsha Kumar from Amalapuram-SC, Vundavalli Arun Kumar from Rajahmundry, Lagadapati Rajagopal from Vijayawada and S P Y Reddy from Nandyal put down their papers to Lok Sabha Secretary General T K Vishwanathan.
Upper House MP KVP Ramachandra Rao submitted his resignation letter to Rajya Sabha Secretary General Shamsher K Sheriff.
The Congress has 33 MPs from Andhra Pradesh.
As many as 19 of them are from the coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions to be included under Telangana state. They are opposed to the division of the state.
--IBNS (Posted on 14-08-2013)