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Andhra CM begins fast in Delhi for special status

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Minister began a 12-hour long fast here on Monday, demanding the Centre to accord special category status and fulfil other commitments made in Reorganisation Act, 2014.

Clad in black shirt to protest a raw deal meted out to the state, the (TDP) began 'Dharma Porata Deeksha' at Bhavan.

After paying tributes to at Rajghat, Naidu along with other TDP leaders reached AP Bhavan, where they garlanded the before launching the protest.

Naidu's cabinet colleagues, MPs, state legislators and leaders of student and employees groups and mass organisations were sitting with him on the fast.

A large number of protestors have also joined Naidu in the 12-hour long protest. They reached the national capital by two special trains hired by the

Leaders of several non-BJP parties were expected to meet Naidu and express their solidarity.

Naidu, whose TDP pulled out of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led last year, so far staged similar protest in 11 out of 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh.

The TDP will submit a memorandum to on Tuesday.

Naidu sat on the fast a day after visited Andhra Pradesh. Addressing a rally in Guntur, he slammed Naidu and claimed that the Centre has extended all possible assistance to the state during the last five years.



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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 09:16 IST