Visakhapatnam: Rajya Sabha MP and YSRCP General Secretary V Vijayasai Reddy said his party would wage a relentless battle to achieve special state status to Andhra Pradesh. Talking to mediapersons here on Monday, he said the party, under the leadership of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, will host six public meetings in the state to mobilize public opinion for the special status. He said the party will expose the duplicity of the Central Government.

He alleged that CM Chandrababu Naidu and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu are misleading the people by saying a special package is better than special state status. But the fact is that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not mention the the very word of special package in his speech on September 7, he added. Vijayasai Reddy dared the Government for an open debate on special state status.