Demanding Special Status for Andhra, YSR Congress MPs Resign
YSR Congress MPs had vowed to quit on the last day of the Budget Session.
Stepping up the agitation on the demand for special category status for Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress Lok Sabha MPs resigned on Friday, 8 April. The five MPs submitted their resignation to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
Earlier, party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy had said his party MPs would quit on the last day of the Parliament session – and sit on an indefinite hunger strike at the Andhra Bhavan.
Hitting out at Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, he had accused him of resorting to theatrics which would yield him an Oscar award in the best anti-hero category.
Chandrababu Naidu has been very shameless to announce that his MPs would not quit as there should be some representative of his in the Parliament to save his skin.YS Jaganmohan Reddy, President, YSR Congress
“Our party MPs would resign on the last day of the Budget Session and march to Andhra Bhavan in New Delhi where they would sit on an indefinite fast demanding the special status,” he had said.
"Across the state there would be relay hunger strikes by students at their respective university campuses and at all Assembly constituency levels by party cadre, youth, along with party state leaders," he said while addressing a large gathering as part of the Paraja Sankalpa Yatra.
"If all the 25 MPs quit en masse, the amount of pressure being mounted on the Centre would be immense but Chandrababu Naidu has been trying to save his skin by asking his MPs to stay away from resigning," he had added.
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