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'YSRCP to raise Special Status issue in Parliament' - YSRCP MP Mekapati


YSRCP to raise special status in ensuing winter session of parliament to mount pressure on the Centre and decides to stall house proceedings in Lok Sabha to highlight the issue.

After taking the ruling TDP for not doing enough to get special status to Andhra Pradesh, now, the YSR Congress Party has decided to take it to the floor of the ensuing winter session of parliament. A meeting held with party's members of parliament, YSRCP President Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Sunday, the party had decided its strategy to stall parliament's winter session commencing from Tuesday.

Disclosing this, YSRCP's parliamentary party leader M Rajamohan Reddy said while talking to media persons that the party has decided to raise the issue in Lok Sabha in the ensuing winter session.

He said that at the time of division of the State, the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured on confirming the Special Status to the residual state of Andhra Pradesh. But, nothing has been done so far. So, we wanted it to be the main on the agenda of our party in the session. If needed the party is all in favour of stalling the proceedings of the house, to mount pressure on the Centre to immediately take up the issue of confirming Special Status to the State, as promised at the time of passing the Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Act. If the Centre fails to respond, then we will take up the issue in every other available forum to highlight the issues and to mount pressure on the Centre on the issue, he added.

Adding further on the issue, he said that then government at the Centre had made the promise to compensate the loss caused due to loosing the Hyderabad. And, nothing other than fulfilling according the Special Status to Andhra Pradesh would fulfil the loss caused to people of the State. The decision has been taken as Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu has been dilly-dallying on this issue, and time and again, talking about special package and, creating confusion, Reddy said.

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