Indefinite Hunger Strike Continues For Third Day

New Delhi: YSR Congress Party MPs are continuing their relentless fight for Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh. It is a known fact that immediately after the Parliament was adjourned sine die on Thursday, the YSRCP MPs submitted their resignations to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and went directly to AP Bhavan to take up indefinite hunger strike.

As part of the indefinite hunger strike, the MPs continued their protest before the Ambedkar Statue in AP Bhavan premises on the third day. Of the five fasting MPs, Nellore MP Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy fell ill. After the doctor conducted tests on him, he was advised against continuing his fast. 
Avinash Reddy, who is also one among the MPs on hunger strike, said we would fight like soldiers until the SCS is granted to the state. He demanded that the central government fulfill all the promises made in the AP Reorganisation Act along with granting SCS to AP. "Until the Centre yields to our demands we will continue our fight."

YSRCP MP Midhun Reddy said that TDP leaders were staging fake protests to dilute seriousness of the SCS issue. MLAs Srikanth Reddy, Narayana Swamy, Suneel and Musthafa were present at the venue of indefinite hunger strike to express their solidarity.
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