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YSRCP team meets Prez over special category state status for AP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A delegation of leaders today met at the Bhavan, seeking his intervention in immediate grant of special category state status to

The delegation included the five Lok Sabha MPs -- Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy, P Midhun Reddy, Varaprasad Valagapalli, Y S and Y Subba Reddy -- who submitted their resignations to on the last day of the Budget Session on April 6.

The leaders also submitted a letter to the written by the Y S Jagan

"In a parliamentary democracy such as ours, if an assurance given to a state on the floor (of Parliament) is not honoured, people will lose confidence. We request your kind intervention to prevail upon the Government of to grant (special category state status)," Reddy said in the letter.

The four-page letter referred to the process of bifurcation of in 2014 and the assurances made by previous and present governments on the special category status.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 20:30 IST