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Chandrababu Naidu begins 'Dharma Porata Deeksha' in Delhi


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

Dressed in black as a mark of protest, and his party members and ministerial colleagues paid floral tributes to at Rajghat ahead of the strike.

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.

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

In October 2013, Naidu had staged an indefinite fast at the 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.

The 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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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 09:19 IST