Andhra special status: YSR Congress calls for AP bandh

Hyderabad, Aug 2 : In protest against the Centre's refusal to grant special status to Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress Party or Yuvajana Shramika Rythu Congress Party has called AP bandh today.

YSR Congress party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had said the BJP led NDA ally TDP also failed to impress upon the Centre in achieving special status to the residue state of Andhra Pradesh.

Members from TDP and YSR Congress had yesterday virtually joined hands in the Lok Sabha to demand special category status for Andhra Pradesh.

As soon as the House met for the day, members of the YSR Congress trooped into the Well holding placards and raising slogans seeking special category status for the state.

The statement made by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Rajya Sabha has ignited fresh spark in the state politics.

Jailey had last week told the Rajya Sabha that the Central Government is committed to keep all its promises and will fulfill all responsibilities as far as "hand-holding" Andhra Pradesh was concerned.

The statement did not go down well with the Congress Party as its members led by Digvijaya Singh and Anand Sharma staged a walkout.

Source: ANI