Jagan to lead Candle Light Rally in Vsk; MPs to quit after Monsoon Session
Author: Desk January 25, 2017
Alleging that the ruling TDP in Andhra Pradesh was not doing enough to get special category status for the state, main opposition YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy today said all his party MPs would quit their posts in future if the promise is not met.
Suggesting that Naidu lead an all-party delegation to Delhi to press the Centre for giving special status to AP, he said all MPs from the state should resign go to polls so that the issue attracts national attention.
“Let’s all go to Delhi. If Chandrababu Naidu is ready, I invite him to take an all-party delegation. I will also join him. If Delhi does not agree, we tell him strongly to withdraw his ministers (in Union Cabinet). We will make all MPs in the state resign. We will go for elections in a way the whole country sees,” YSRCP Chief said.
Jagan Further said to raise the issue in the Budget session of Parliament and after monsoon session, all our MPs will resign and seek a mandate on the special category status plank. If TDP is sincere on the issue, all MPs should quit to make the country know about the importance of special status.
Reddy said he would participate in a candle light rally proposed to be held in coastal AP city of Visakhapatnam tomorrow in support of the demand for giving special category status to the state.
Jagan said Andhra Pradesh government can arrest him, if it wants, on the occasion. The promise of special category status was made to Andhra Pradesh (Seemandhra) by former PM Manmohan Singh in Parliament when the bill for bifurcation of undivided Andhra Pradesh was passed. The promise was also made by top BJP leaders then.
Meanwhile, the NDA government has announced a package of benefits for Andhra Pradesh, saying special status cannot be given following recommendations of 14th Finance Commission.