5 YSRCP MPs resign from Lok Sabha, plan indefinite hunger strike

andhra-pradesh | Friday, April 6th, 2018
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Five MPs of the YSR Congress Party resigned from the Lok Sabha on Friday, March 6, to protest the failure of the NDA government to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh

The YSR Congress MPs had given notices for no confidence motion against the government for its failure to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh

 

Five MPs of the YSR Congress Party resigned from the Lok Sabha on Friday, March 6, to protest the failure of the NDA government to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

The MPs also said that they are outraged as their notices for no confidence motion against the NDA government could not be taken up for discussion in the House due to continuous disruptions.

The YSR Congress MPs had given notices for no confidence motion against the government for its failure to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

V Vara Prasada Rao, YV Subba Reddy, PV Midhun Reddy, YS Avinash Reddy and Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy submitted their resignations to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. The YSRCP has a total of nine MPs in the Lok Sabha.

 


Velagapalli had accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu of "disrespecting democracy", saying both the leaders "failed" to keep their promises to the people of Andhra Pradesh. 

"YSRCP has given notices for no-confidence motion 12 times and not even once it was taken up for discussion," Velagapalli had told PTI.

YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy had announced in February that the party's five MPs would resign if its demand for Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh was not fulfilled by the Centre.

The YSRCP and the TDP, which walked out of the BJP-led NDA, had given notices for no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha.

Following this, TDP supremo and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Naidu had met parliamentary party leaders of various parties in an attempt to garner support for the no-confidence motion.

YSRCP MPs will also go on in an indefinite hunger strike.

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