Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Jagan asks TDP MPs to quit, join SCS protest

Jagan asks TDP MPs to quit, join SCS protest

"Our party MPs will quit on April 6 if SCS is not accorded to the state and as a run-up to the deadline, we have formulated an action plan to mount pressure on the Centre, which includes statewide protests and laying siege Collectorates of all 13 districts on March 1", he said.

A decision on whether to continue its alliance with the BJP will also be taken after March 5, Naidu reportedly said at the meeting. If the Centre doesn't grant the Special Status, our (YSRCP) MPs will resign.

TDP is in a fix over the Narendra Modi government refusing to play ball on several promises made by the previous Manmohan Singh-led dispensation when Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated to form Telangana.

The YSRC won eight Lok Sabha seats in the 2014 elections, but two of them switched over to the TDP and another MP has chosen to remain neutral. On March 5, when Parliament resumes, the YSR Congress leaders will lead a march from Ekta Sthal in New Delhi to protest outside Parliament House, the Hindustan Times reported. He said his party M's would submit their resignations on April 6 if the demand of SCS is not met with before the session ending. "But, for the sake of commissions (through a special economic package), Chandrababu has sold away the special status", the Leader of Opposition lashed out".

Mr Reddy, whose marathon padayatra entered 86th day today, reminded that Mr Naidu described the SCS as lifeline to the state but, however, compromised with the Centre by agreeing for Special Package instead of SCS.

"The campaign for SCS with the slogan, "Hodha mana hakku, Package tho mosapovoddu" (SCS is our right, do not be cheated by Special Package) will be a nation-wide one", he added further while addressing a public meeting as part of the Praja Sankalpa Yatra in Kaligiri of Nellore district.

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