The hunger strike under taken by YSR Congress Party MPs to bring pressure on the government to grant Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh entered its fifth day on Tuesday.

YSRCP MPs Avinash Reddy and Midhun Reddy continued their hungerstrike on fifth day too. There has been a huge support for the MPs who have pledged their lives for the sake of the Telugu state. Several national party leaders paid the fasting MPs a visit to express their solidarity with them.

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They vowed their unconditional support to them. The YSRCP MPs demanded that at least now the TDP MPs must realise their folly and join the indefinite fast in the interest of the state. YSRCP MP Avinash Reddy said that if all the state leaders came together and joined hands, it was easy to get the Central government to heed their demands.

YSRCP MP Midhun Reddy lamented that despite issuing a notice to move the no-trust vote against the government 13 times, the Centra failed to allow a discussion on the Special Category issue in the Lok Sabha. The BJP MPs are under intense pressure and will have no choice but to give in, he added. He also said that he will fight for the rights of AP people and their causes to the best of his abilities. The Supreme Court had to set aside his verdict after the entire state came together to protest against its decision on Jallikattu. The same way if all of us cutting across joined hands, we can certainly achieve SCS for the state, said Midhun Reddy.