VIJAYAWADA: Telugu MPs of both the TD and the YSRC are continuing their protests in Delhi. YSRC MPs continued their hunger strike for the fourth consecutive day on Monday, demanding Special Cate-gory Status (SCS) for Andhra Pradesh.
Another YSRC MP Y.V. Su-bba Reddy was shifted to RML Hospital where he re-fused to take medication initially. MPs Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy and P. Vara-prasad had already been shifted to the hospital two da-ys ago where they are continuing their fast. Remaining MPs, P. Mithun Reddy and Y.S. Avinash Reddy are continuing their hunger strike at AP Bhavan.
YSRC chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy had tweeted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the party MPs’ hunger strike. “Our MPs are on hunger strike for the fourth day now. MRR,VP & YVSR have already been hospitalised. @narendram-odi ji, the lives of these MPs & the future of the people of AP are at stake. Requesting you to please fulfill the promise you made to us on SpecialCategoryStatus (sic),’ Mr Jagan tweeted to Mr Modi.
TD MPs were again detained by the Delhi police at Raj Ghat for protesting by raising slogans demanding Special Category Status. They had taken a pledge at the Raj Ghat to fight for the Special Category Status.
Telugu MPs went to Raj Ghat in a bus and staged a protest after offering floral tributes to Gandhiji’s me-morial.
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu condemned the arrests of the TD MPs. He said the arrests only show how the BJP-led Centre has been clamping the rights of Andhra people. He also appreciated the TD MPs for their protests.
Sharad Yadav extends support to YSRC MPs
Former president of Janata Dal United Sharad Yadav extended his support to the indefinite hunger strike being staged by the YSRC MPs.
Mr Yadav met YSRC MPs Mithun Reddy and Avinash Reddy, who have been on an indefinite hunger strike for four days, at the AP Bhav-an. He extended his support to YSRC and told that YSRC has been genuinely fighting for the SCS to Andhra Pradesh.
“Prime Minister didn’t fulfil the promises he made for Andhra Pradesh, after bifurcation. The fight by YSRC for SCS to Andhra Pradesh is genuine and they have been doing a great work. The then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gave an assurance in Parliament that every problem would be addressed after division, with the help of the Central government. But PM Narendra Modi has ignored it,” he said....