YSR Congress Party MPs have been on hunger strike over the last four days. They are protesting against the injustice to Andhra Pradesh. As per the promise made at the time of bifurcation of AP, the state was to get Special Category Status. However, the promise was never fulfilled. The YSRCP, which has been relentlessly fighting for the cause over the last four years has vowed to fight till the end.
The party MPs even gave up their Lok Sabha posts for the sake of state. YSR Congress Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said that the 5 MPs had made that sacrifice for the sake of the 5 crore people of the state.
With the health condition of the fasting MPs deteriorating and a few already moved to hospital for medical care, the YSR Congress Party chief expressed concern over the failing health of his MPs and sought the attention of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider their request saying the lives of his MPs and future of AP were at stake.
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The AP leader of Opposition is on a padayatra covering the length and breadth of the state to get a first hand account of people's problems under the ruling TDP. YS Jagan has been highlighting their problems in his diary drawing the attention of the chief minister who has turned deaf ears. Praja Sankalpa Yatra will cover a distance of 3000 kms. The padayatra is now underway in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh.