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TDP MP Sivaprasad stages protest over budget

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Actor, and a Nandi Award winner TDP today put to display his artistic skills in the as he expressed his disappointment with budget proposals through a 'tantrik' protest.

Holding a and joined by his party MPs, Sivaprasad was seen wearing a wig and eccentrically chanting hymns to convey his party's displeasure to the government for failing to fulfill the provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act.

"We are fighting for what we deserve for the state and that is also what the N Chandrababu Naidu wants," the told

"They (and the BJP) are breaking the promises they made to the Tirupati Venkateshwara Swamy and Vijayawada Kanakadurgamma. I am just telling them to be careful through this protest," he said.

Sivaprasad had last year dressed himself like Dr B R Ambedkar carrying the Constitution to demand special status for the state.

Prasad, who has acted in over 20 Tollywood movies, has also won a Nandi Award for playing a in the movie 'Danger' in 2005.

He had also tried his hands at direction.

TDP MPs have conveyed their unhappiness to Minister following his speech in the Sabha yesterday in which he had offered assurances to Andhra Pradesh.

They believe that the Centre has not proposed anything concrete for the state so far and mere promises will not help the regional party as it gears up to face the assembly polls next year along with the Sabha election.

Ever since Jaitley presented the Budget on Feb 1, the party has been protesting in and outside Parliament to register its protests.

The budget, it said, has ignorted interests of Andhra Pradesh.

Y S Chowdary has also demanded an explanation from the minister within 15 days, and a day before TDP from in his speech said the box-office collections for blockbuster 'Baahubali' were more than the funds provided by the Centre to

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 20:05 IST