Parliament rocked by TDP MPs demanding special status to Andhra

Reuters

The YSR Congress Party held a dharna at the Parliament Street in New Delhi on Monday demanding Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh.

Naidu said that they agreed for special economic measure to the state as the Centre disagreed to provide special status to Andhra Pradesh.

The first half of the Budget Session, which ended on February 9, was also marked by similar adjournments after protests by leaders from Andhra Pradesh. "It's the first thing we will do after coming to power in 2019", he told a group of party workers who protested at Jantar Mantar demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh. "I am confident that if we stand together, we will convince the Centre and PM Modi that what is due to people of state should be given".

Reportedly, nearly 95% of the assets of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh have gone to Telangana in the bifurcation as they are located in Hyderabad, which caused a huge revenue deficit for the successor Andhra Pradesh state.

Addressing the gathering, YSRC national general secretary and Rajya Sabha member V Vijaya Sai Reddy lashed out at TDP regime for enacting "political drama" on Special Category Status. "Why were the TDP Union Ministers remaining mute spectators to the compromise of AP's interests at the hands of the Centre for the last four years?" he questioned.

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A senior TDP leader said Mr. Naidu may not take a hasty decision but would wait for an official statement from the Union Finance Ministry and the feedback given by the party's team that spoke to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Delhi on its return on Wednesday.

He reminded that Congress, which had played with Telugu people, lost address in the state, the BJP should remember that.

"But our (AP) chief minister received a call from New Delhi after which he chose to watch the developments in the coming days, based on which further decisions will be taken".

CPI (Andhra Pradesh) Secretary K Rama Krishna said, "They have announced their own protest".

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