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Talking to the media in Hyderabad, Reddy also thanked Congress president Sonia Gandhi as it was the former United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime, which granted statehood to Telangana in 2014.
"Sacrifices of our youth and KCR's fast-unto-death forced the UPA government to grant statehood to Telangana. We achieved our just demand," he said, adding the formation of Telangana accelerated development in Andhra Pradesh.
Rao had begun his indefinite fast on November 29, 2009.
"It was today when unrelenting pursuit of A FIGHTER turned into a revolution leading to SeperateStatehood #DeekshaDiwas #JaiKCR #JaiTelangana," she tweeted earlier.