The YSR Congress party has called for a ‘bandh’ in the state of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday over the special status issue.
The State was denied special status following which, the opposing party, YSRC called for a state bandh in protest against the state and the central government on August 2. Rallies were held throughout the State to promote the grant of special status.
Botsa Satyanarayana, a party leader had alleged that Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had downplayed the special status. It was also alleged that the despite an alliance between the TDP and BJP in the NDA coalition, the State government failed to assure a special status when one was promised.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s statement in the Rajya Sabha only helped aggravate the situation. Protests ensued in an attempt to pressurise the Centre into granting them special status.
On Tuesday, a protest was held by both YSR Congress and TDP inside the Parliament in Delhi, demanding special status for the state of Andhra Pradesh. TDP leaders even conducted a protest the Lok Sabha.
A meeting of MPs and party leaders has been called by the TDP Chief N. Chandrababu Naidu where, the matter would be discussed.