Andhar Pradesh CM to hold long day hunger strike today -
Andhar Pradesh CM to hold long day hunger strike today
Posted 11 Feb 2019 01:53 PM

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Chandrababu Naidu has set out for a on a day-long hunger strike today in the national capital from 8 am to 8 pm demanding special status for his state and fulfilment of commitments made by the Centre under the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014.

The TDP chief to sit on ‘Dharma Porata Deeksha’ along with his ministers, party MLAs, MLCs and MPs. Members of state employee associations, social and student organisations will also join the fast.

Naidu to stage the protest at the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan. He will also submit a memorandum to President of India Ram Nath Kovind on February 12.

The TDP supremo is scheduled to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat and also to the Ambedkar Statue at the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan before sitting on the hunger strike. Considering the Lok Sabha elections leaders of several opposition parties are expected to extend their solidarity to the protest.

Earlier, Naidu had staged an indefinite fast at the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in October 2013, demanding that if a separate state is carved out of then unified Andhra Pradesh, both should get equal justice. He was forcibly shifted to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital the fifth day after his health deteriorated.

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