Opposition parties today staged road blockades on national highways in Andhra Pradesh demanding special category status for the state even as the ruling TDP extended support to the protest which passed off peacefully.
"We pulled out two ministers from the Union cabinet and then quit the NDA". She said that due to disruption in the functioning of the house, she was not able to take the no-confidence motion. He said since a strong TDP means a strong Andhra Pradesh, attempts were being made to weaken the party by using the YSR Congress Party and Jana Sena. He, however, raised a word of caution: "Though we should by all means protest the injustice done to the state, we should guard against sending wrong signals suggesting a law and order problem in AP to potential investors". Once again the house (Lok Sabha) was adjourned by the speaker. "Since the demonstration is only for a few hours, we don't expect any major disruption in the movement of buses across the state", an APSRTC official said. The CM's charges against the BJP government were unfortunate, he said. "I was the first to oppose it", the Chief Minister.
Amid the gridlock in Parliament, TDP MP Y.S. Choudary in a press conference alleged that the BJP was "planting people to protest in Lok Sabha to sabotage the no-confidence motion". "The Centre should heed to the call of the people of AP and honour the promises and implement all the provisions of the AP Re-organisation Act, 2014, in letter and spirit".
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The centre should extend support to Andhra Pradesh until it gets on par with other states, he added.
Madhav's statement comes hours after the Parliament secretariat received three notices on no-confidence motion against the Centre for its refusal to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh.