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Andhra hires 2 trains to ferry people for Delhi protest

IANS  |  Amaravati 

The government has hired two special trains to ferry people to for N. Chandrababu Naidu's protest against the Centre on February 11, officials said here on Saturday.

The has released Rs 1.12 crore to hire the trains with 20 compartments each from the South Central Railway.

According to the orders issued by the Department, the trains from Ananthapur and Srikakulam will transport leaders of political parties, organisations, NGOs and associations to the national capital to enable them to participate in the one-day 'Deeksha' (protest.

Both the trains would reach by 10 a.m. on Sunday.

The protest is against the Centre's refusal to grant a Special Category Status to and also its failure to fulfil other commitments made in the Reorganisation Act, 2014.

Naidu, who is also the of (TDP), has appealed to all, including opposition parties, to make the protest a success.

Leaders of non-Bharatiya (BJP) parties are also expected to join Naidu in the sit-in.

The TDP had pulled out of the BJP-led NDA government last year.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 10:42 IST
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