Andhra Pradesh special status: TDP MPs detained for protesting outside PM's residence

09 April, 2018, 01:30 | Author: Charlene Valdez
  • Telugu Desam MPs Naramalli Sivaprasad Murali Mohan Maganti and Jayadev Galla stage a protest demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh during Budget Session at Parliament House in New Delhi on Thursday

The TDP leaders were taken away by the Delhi Police as they protested in front of the Prime Minister's residence against the "injustice" meted out to Andhra Pradesh and demanding special status for the state.

The Telugu Desam Party MPs were bundled into a bus by police and CRPF personnel from Race Course Road from where they had started the march and sent to Tughlak Road police station. "It is very sad that when the MPs went to meet the PM, he got them detained instead of giving them an audience". We condemn their detention and fully support demand for spl status of AP.

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TDP had removed its ministers from the Union Cabinet, following the denial by the NDA-led Centre for giving special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

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

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Meanwhile, members of YSR Congress Party continue indefinite hunger strike at Andhra Pradesh Bhawan over demand of special category status for Andhra. "By standing against Narendra Modi, we could, for the first time, bring our problems to the notice of the nation", the Andhra Pradesh chief minister said, as per ANI.

Launching an attack on the central government, Naidu warned that the TDP will agitate more vociferously if the central government didn't accord a special category status to Andhra Pradesh. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had held a meeting with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief in Delhi last month in order to bolster support for a third front.

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However, it was never taken up for discussion due to continuous disruptions in the Parliament.

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