In the wake of the union government's decision not to establish Steel plant in YSR Kadapa district, YSR Congress Party senior leader and MP Avinash Reddy announced the launch of intensified protracted struggle demanding the centre to fulfill the promise of setting up steel plant as mentioned in AP Reorganization act.
With a slogan - 'Kadapa Ukku- Andhra Hakku', the MP said his party will fight for Kadapa people’s right for steel plant until their dreams are realised. He held ruling TDP in AP and BJP at the centre are responsible for not fulfilling the promises including special status, new Railway zone and steel plant.
Avinash Reddy said his party MPs sacrificed their posts to the cause of Andhra Pradesh and also fought tooth and nail on the long pending demands in Parliament. The TDP MPs never raised the issue of steel plant in the Lok Sabha. He ridiculed TDP MP CM Ramesh call to launch agitation for steel plant.