YSR MPs resign from Lok Sabha over demand for special status to Andhra Pradesh
New Delhi, Apr 6 (IBNS) : As announced earlier, five YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) MPs on Friday submitted their resignations to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in protest against Andhra Pradesh not being accorded special category status (SCS), reports said.
The YSRCP had also earlier announced that its next step will be to conduct protests in New Delhi to press for its demand.
The five lawmakers who resigned are : V. Vara Prasada Rao, Y. V. Subba Reddy, P. V. Midhun Reddy, Y. S. Avinash Reddy and Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy.
YSRCP chief Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy had announced that his party MPs will resign on the last day of Parliament’s ongoing session and would sit on an indefinite hunger strike at Andhra Bhavan in the national capital.
The demand for according SCS status to Andhra picked up even since the Union Budget 2018 was announced, when the TDP raised the issue and began protesting against the centre's alleged apathy. The TDP has also demanded that all of the promises made to the state before its bifurcation from Telangana in 2014 should also be fulfilled.