The chief minister is accompanied by his ministers, party MLAs, MLCs, and MPs in the hunger strike.
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 Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital after his health deteriorated.
He had also observed a fast in Vijayawada in April last year demanding special status for the state.
The Telugu Desam Party had pulled out of the NDA last year over the Centre's refusal to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh.
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