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AP people's forum to observe bandh tomorrow over spl category

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati 

A state-wide would be held in tomorrow by a people's forum, fighting for special category status to the state, pressing its demand with most opposition parties backing the call.

The has been called by Pratyeka Hoda Saadhana Samiti.

The opposition parties such as the YSR (YSRC), and the Left parties have extended support to the shutdown call, but the ruling TDP has opposed it.

said bandhs were not welcome as they hamper development.

Reacting to this, the YSRC accused the of adopting 'double standards'.

"When Naidu was the opposition leader, he had called for bandhs on many occasions, but as a he is now opposing them (bandhs), saying they hinder development," YSRC political affairs committee member said.

He said Naidu should understand that was a form of a democratic protest and he had no right to oppose it.

He alleged that the government has been issuing notices to those supporting the bandh, saying cases would be booked against them.

"Why this intimidation? As long as they are peaceful, we will continue all forms of democratic protests," Rambabu added.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 18:15 IST