Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) announced three-day protest for Special Category Status (SCS). The PCC, led by N. Raghuveera Reddy, at a meeting at Andhra Ratna Bhavan here on Monday decided to organise protests for three days continuously in view of MP K.V.P. Ramachandra Rao’s private bill, which is scheduled to be tabled in the Upper House on August 5.
According to party leaders, the PCC leaders would also take part in the bandh call given by various political parties on August 2. On Aug. 3, the Congress would also stage a novel protest in front of the CM’s camp office by sweeping the roads. On Aug. 4, round table meetings would be conducted across the state to mount pressure on the TD and BJP alliance.
CPM wants TD to support bandh:
In Vijayawada, the CPI (M) state committee has demanded the TD to extend its support to the statewide bandh on August 2. The CPM state committee has passed a resolution in this regard. Criticising Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu’s unilateral attitude in addressing the special status issue, the CPI (M) state secretary Penumalli Madhu asked the CM to extend support to the proposed bandh on August 2, over special status issue. Questioning as to why the CM has been avoiding an all-party delegation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the CPI (M) State secretary P. Madhu termed the CM’s attitude as opportunistic.
YSRC faults state over status:
In Amaravati, as part of the YSRC’s statewide protest on Tuesday, the leaders in Guntur district called the party workers to participate in it and block all the roads including national highway and other state highways. MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy informed that they would protest at the Mangalagiri constituency and block the national highway. On the other hand, to create awareness among the residents in the city, YSRC leader Lella Appireddy organised a rally on Monday. The opposition leaders faulted the state government for not putting prssure on the Centre for the status central government for the Special Category Status. (Words 97)
CPM demands SCS to AP:
The CPM has been fighting for the special category status to the Andhra Pradesh state, reiterated the party politbureau member Prakash Karat on Monday, in Guntur during a party meeting. He observed that the ruling party in the state, TD, also has to raise the voice against the BJP for the special category status along with the CPM.
He added that the bifurcated Andhra Pradesh was pushed into many financial problems, and the same was accepted by all the parties. He suggested the chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu that, as the central government clearly announced its inability in giving the special category status, he must realize it and act according to the public demand.
He said that the people of Andhra Pradesh were given the promise of special category status and everyone should fight for it, until the promise would fulfilled....