YSRCP MPs staged dharna for special status

New Delhi: YSRCP is continuing protests demanding ‘Special Status’ to AP. The party is putting pressure on the Central Government in various phases. Recently, the Party MPs protested at parliament premises. YSRCP Parliamentary Party leader & Nellore MP Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy, Ongole MP Y.V. Subba Reddy, Kadapa MP Y.S. Avinash Reddy, Rajampeta MP P.V. Mithun Reddy, Kurnool MP Butta Renuka, Tirupathi MP Dr. V. Vara Prasada Rao went on a protest near Gandhi Statue in Parliament. They shouted slogans and displayed placards that “Special Status is Andhra People’s right” and “Central Government immediately gives Special Status”.

Speaking at this juncture YSRCP Parliamentary Party leader & Nellore MP Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy demanded that Special Status to AP must be immediately announced. He reminded the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s assurance at the time of bifurcation of the states that for 5 years Andhra Pradesh will be given ‘Special Status’. He also explained that the then main Opposition Party i.e.,BJP at the time of bifurcation, BJP Leaders have supported this assurance and also demanded that 5 years is not enough and it has to be 10 years. He also reminded the statement of the BJP leaders who said that “the coming government will be ours and we will declare 10 years ‘special status to AP”. He explained that “Now, BJP has complete majority and the NDA Government must fulfill its promise. In the leadership of Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy, we have submitted ‘Letter of Request’ 2 to 3 times to the Central Government. We are fighting on this as it is our responsibility”. He said that due to bifurcation of the states, AP is in severe loss and Central Government must realize this and announce ‘Special Status’ immediately to rescue the state. TDP is in alliance with BJP at centre and it is running the state government with BJP so, the responsibility of fighting for Special Status is more on them, if not, the people will never forgive their mistake. “The Congress Government has quite harshly separated the states despite the unanimous decision. They passed the bill by shutting the doors of Parliament. At least attempts to fulfill the promises given in Rajya Sabha are not seen” he said. He demanded that breaking promises and assurances is against the tradition of the Parliament so, immediately they must fulfill it.

Later, speaking to the Media, MP Butta Renuka said that YSRCP is continuing its fight for Special Status. She mentioned that “after the election results all the MP’s in the leadership of Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy have met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh and submitted a ‘letter of request’. We are fighting for it on various platforms. And, we will continue to do so”.
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