Kejriwal meets TDP MPs staging protest outside PM's residence

09 April, 2018, 01:33 | Author: Orlando Hughes
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"The demand being made by them is completely just".

During a meeting with protesting YSR Congress MPs, Vijayamma, wife of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and mother of the party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, said, "in the past, indefinite strikes were so effective that it attracted governments' attention and they responded to it".

"This is not democracy, not correct. We condemn their detention and fully support demand for spl (special) status of AP".

According to reports, they were detained and taken to the Tughlaq Road Police Station.

On Friday, party MPs staged a protest in Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's chambers but were removed by security marshalls later in the evening.

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The TDP members described their eviction from the Rajya Sabha as an "insult to Andhra Pradesh".

Marg here demanding special category status to Andhra Pradesh. "By standing against Narendra Modi, we could, for the first time, bring our problems to the notice of the nation", the Andhra Pradesh chief minister said, as per ANI.

With Naidu hitting out at the PM, Kejriwal has found it convenient to cosy up to the Andhra Pradesh chief minister in the middle of the new undercurrents for the union of regional political parties against BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The central government, however, blamed the Andhra Pradesh government for the delay on a special package to the state. Naidu, whose party had walked out of the National Democratic Alliance over the issue recently, said it was the BJP which had come calling for the alliance in 2014.

However, it was never taken up for discussion due to continuous disruptions in the Parliament.

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