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YSRC MPs to quit LS if demand for special status to AP not met

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati 

The YSR (YSRC) today said its members would resign in April if their demand for Special Category Status (SCS) to was not fulfilled by the Centre.

Members of Parliament from the YSRC will resign on April 6 if the Centre does not accept the demand, Y S Jaganmohan Reddy announced today.

YSRC MPs would fight for SCS in Parliament when the Budget Session resumes on March 5, he said.

"We will fight till April 6 and if the SCS issue is not settled, our MPs will quit their posts," Reddy said this evening at a public meeting at Kaligiri in district.

The party has eight MPs in the and one in the Rajya Sabha. But two of its members joined the the TDP while another has been staying "neutral".

However, one of the "defected" MPs, Kothapalli Geetha, said that she would not resign as she had severed ties with the party.

Reddy alleged that "sold away" the SCS to the Centre in the name of securing a "special economic package".

"The state was divided on the promise of granting SCS to (residuary) It's an elixir for the problems the state has been left with (on account of bifurcation). But, for the sake of commissions (through a special economic package), Chandrababu has sold away the special status," the of Opposition said.

"Chandrababu questioned on June 6, 2017, what more benefits will the state get under SCS than a special package. He claims to be the most but he has only hoodwinked people all the time with false promises and claims," Reddy said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 20:05 IST
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