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'Anti-Modi posters not endorsed by TDP'

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The (TDP) on Monday claimed that the party has not endorsed any anti-Modi posters at the venue of the ongoing protest at Bhawan.

"We don't endorse it. It is not correct and it should not be done. It must not have been put by our party people," told ANI.

Later, the posters which read: "In whose hand the used teacups were supposed to be given, people gave him the country" were removed from the venue of the dharna.

and N Chandrababu Naidu began his day-long hunger strike in on Monday.

Dressed in black as a mark of protest, Naidu and his party members and ministerial colleagues paid floral tributes to at Raj Ghat before starting his protest.

Naidu is observing a hunger strike or 'Dharma Porata Deeksha' (a day-long protest for justice) against the central government over the issue of special status to

The is accompanied by his ministers, party MLAs, MLCs, and MPs in the hunger strike.

While addressing the gathering, Naidu, whose party pulled out of the NDA last year, alleged that the Centre is discriminating Andhra Pradesh.

The asserted that the TDP came to the capital to explain to the nation the "injustice" done by the Centre to Andhra Pradesh.

Naidu "warned" the Centre and Modi to "stop attacking an individual" and said that the BJP will be washed out in Andhra Pradesh forever.

He claimed that the BJP is trying to divide the nation while the TDP is in the capital to make people aware of the injustice being meted out to Andhra Pradesh.

The TDP pulled out of the BJP-led NDA over the "injustice" done to Andhra Pradesh after its bifurcation.

Termed 'Dharma Porata Deeksha' (a day-long protest for justice), the strike is being held at the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in It is expected to go on till around 8 pm.

As per an official statement, Naidu will be submitting a memorandum to on Tuesday.

Naidu, who has been pressing for special category status for Andhra Pradesh for long, had earlier staged similar protests against the Centre.

In October 2013, Naidu had staged an indefinite fast at the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan here, demanding that if a separate state is carved out of then unified Andhra Pradesh, both should get equal rights. On the fifth day of his protest, he was forcibly shifted to after his health deteriorated.

He had also observed a fast in in April last year demanding special status for the state.

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

First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 13:34 IST
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