YSRCP MPs will resign if Andhra Pradesh not granted special category status: Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy
Hyderabad: Upping the ante in the ongoing protest for more funds for Andhra Pradesh by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs, YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday said that his party’s MPs will resign on 6 April if the centre fails to grant the state special category status by 5 April.
Reddy made the announcement at Nellore district during a public gathering as part of his ongoing 3,000km ‘Praja Sankalpa Yatra’ across Andhra Pradesh, a statement from Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s office said.
YSRCP will also launch a nationwide campaign, pledging that it will not compromise until the state receives the special category status, and take its protest to Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on 5 March.
“For the last four years we have been fighting for special category status and our party leader had even gone on a seven-day hunger strike for that. We will see from 5 March to 5 April and fight in Parliament. Unless we hear good news, our MPs will resign,” G. Srikanth Reddy, YSRCP’s Rayachoty MLA, told Mint.
He added that his party has every reason to question the centre and state government for not fulfilling their promises.
Party leaders along with “distressed Andhraites” will lay siege to district collectorates across Andhra Pradesh and stage a dharna in Parliament demanding special status on 1 March 2018, the statement said.