Will bring 'no confidence' motion against NDA over Andhra Special Status: Jagan Reddy

ANI | Updated: Feb 19, 2018 08:40 IST

Prakasam (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Feb. 19 (ANI): YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that the party is ready to bring a 'no confidence' motion in the Parliament against the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, over the demand of special category status for Andhra Pradesh, if the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supported it.

"YSR Congress Party is ready to support Telugu Desam Party (TDP) led 'No Confidence' motion if they are ready to bring the same against the Centre," Reddy said during a public meeting at Kandukuru in Prakasam district as part of his ongoing 'Praja Sankalpa Padayatra', a foot-march across the state.

Along with TDP, Reddy also asked Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan to unite for the interest of Andhra Pradesh

"If the TDP doesn't do it, we will move the motion in the last week of March," the YSRC chief said.

Reddy also wanted the TDP and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs from the state to resign to mount pressure on the Centre.

"Don't betray the state in the name of a special economic package. Let all our (Andhra Pradesh's) 25 MPs resign to secure special category status," Reddy said.

On February 18, the special status achievement committee met to discuss the Centre's promise to grant special status to Andhra Pradesh, post the bifurcation.

Since the state of Telangana was scooped out of Andhra Pradesh, the latter has been demanding that special category status should be granted to the state.

Protests in various parts of the state have also been carried out, as the BJP-led Central government is yet to deliver on its promise to do the same. (ANI)