Andhra Assembly passes resolution seeking special Parliament session to discuss Reorganisation Act

Charlene Craig
April 9, 2018

On its part, rival TDP MPs, on Sunday morning, attempted to protest outside Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence here but were detained and taken to the police station. "It is sad that the respectable MPs were sent to jail when they went to meet him".

"The prime minister is the person to take decisions on special category status". We condemn their detention and fully support demand for spl status of AP.

The TDP staged a similar protest at the chamber of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday after they failed to get an appointment with her. They had to be forcefully removed later in the evening.

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It is truly democratic and an only democratic political party can effectively serve a democratic nation", said the Prime Minister. "But today, we the Dalit MP's of BJP have to face our constituents and are unable to reply to their questions".

After meeting the TDP MPs, Kejriwal said that their demands were "genuine" and Andhra Pradesh should be given special status.

The TDP members described their eviction from the Rajya Sabha as an "insult to Andhra Pradesh".

While TDP pulled out of the BJP-led NDA alliance, YSR Congress Party MPs have been on an indefinite hunger strike for more than 40 hours now, demanding special demanding special category status for Andhra Pradesh.

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"People believed us that we will fight for SCS". The central government, however, blamed the Andhra Pradesh government for the delay on a special package to the state.

Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu had earlier also directed his MPs to approach President Ram Nath Kovind regarding the Centre's refusal to grant the state special status.

Naidu has appealed to the AIADMK, which is the third largest entity in the Lok Sabha after the BJP and the Congress, to support the no-confidence-motion paving the way for the BJP's ouster.

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In the last one week, dramatic scenes were witnessed in Parliament with sessions getting adjourned over disruptions from the Opposition, including TDP legislators.

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