With no sign of the Centre relenting to AP's Special Category Status demand and also the indifference of TDP towards the issue, the YSR Congress Party has decided to step up the fight against the NDA's injustice to the state.

In a meeting convened by party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday, it was decided that the party will mark April 30 as deception day. Party leaders, Lok Sabha MPs who gave up their posts and undertook hunger srtike for SCS to AP, volunteers, party workers will observe a day's hunger strike in Visakhapatnam.

A statement to this effect was made by senior YSRCP leader Dharama Prasada Rao after a meeting with party chief at his Praja Sankalpa camp site in Agiripalli, Krishna district. Botsa Satyanarayana, Umareddy Venkateswarlu, Velagapalli Varaprasad Rao, K Parthasarthy, Bhumana Karunakar Reddy were among those who attended the meeting with YS Jagan on Sunday evening.

The hungerstrike will start on the morning of April 30 and go on for 12 hours. YS Jagan who's on his padayatra to learn about the problems of the people under the TDP regime will continue his walkathon on the day. However, he would sport a black ribbon in solidarity with the fasting leaders of his party for achieving Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh.