Sunday January 20, 2019
Andhra bandh - Tollybeats

Andhra bandh

Updated | July 24, 2018 11:07 IST

The YSR Congress Party is observing an Andhra Pradesh shutdown today to raise their voice against the 'unfulfilled' promise of special category status and highlight the injustice done by the centre to the state. 

On Saturday, YSR Congress Party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy had called for a bandh in Andra Pradesh over the nonfulfillment of 'special category status'. 

During an interaction with reporters in Kakinada, Reddy said if all MPs from Andhra Pradesh call it quits and state protest, the Centre would be compelled to fulfil the promises made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. 

Reacting on Narendra Modi's speech on the No-Confidence Motion in the Lok Sabha, where he said that he had warned the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) of falling into YSR Congress Party's trap, Mr Reddy said, "We have been speaking on these things since last four years. Now . tdp picked up the same and aimed at the Centre. Our sincerity appears trap to Modi?" 

The Vijaywada police detained scores of YSR Congress party workers as they staged protest outside Pandit Nehru bus station. 

Later today, Rajya Sabha is expected to take up the issue of 'Special Category Status' to Andhra Pradesh after N Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP kept the Andhra Pradesh special status issue alive on Monday, with its MPs holding a demonstration outside Parliament House and demanding discussion and voting on the issue in the Rajya Sabha.