AP CM to sit on hunger strike on April 20
Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday announced that he will sit on a one-day hunger strike against the Centre's non-cooperation of the state.
Naidu said that he will go on strike on his birthday, on April 20.
“April 20 is my birth day.
I will sit on a hunger strike on that day, from morning to evening.
Few days back Narendra Modi did hunger strike against Parliament non-functioning, but he is the reason behind non-functioning of the Parliament.
I will go on hunger strike to highlight the problems of the state and also against PM Modi’s attitude towards our state.
I need people’s support,” said Naidu.
The Andhra Pradesh politicians have been protesting demanding Special Category Status (SCS) for Andhra Pradesh, which was promised by the Center during the bifurcation of the state in 2014.
Ahead of the 2014 general elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forged an alliance with Telugu Desam Party (TDP) with the promise to grant Special Category status to the state.
The TDP alleged that the Centre ignored the demand of 'Special Category Status' to Andhra Pradesh in the budget, while the latter brushed aside the charges.
On March 16, the ruling TDP reached a deadlock with BJP over this issue and ultimately quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition.