However, as news emerged that the Bill will be introduced in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, T.G. ate his earlier words and said CM Kiran may take a decision on quitting in a couple of days.
He felt that the President has not approved the Bill whole-heartedly, because Pranab has said several times earlier, that the bifurcation will harm both the regions.
Venkatesh also called the President’s approval to the Bill rejected by the state Assembly as a “Black day” for Telugu people. The minister said he will quit Congress if the Bill is passed in Rajya Sabha. He felt that if the Bill is passed in Rajya Sabha, it implies passage of the Bill.