- Opposition leader YS Jaganmohan seeks public support for AP special status
- He announced that he would gather public support from his proposed padayatra due to commence on November 2
Andhra Pradesh opposition leader and YSRCP (Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party) supremo YS Jaganmohan Reddy requested the AP citizens to fight relentlessly for ensuring that State got special status.
Jagan, who since AP's bifurcation in 2014 has been leading the call for a special status for Andhra said that the AP should now unite on this fight.
Addressing the 10th Yuva Bheri in Anantapur on Tuesday, YS Jagan called for a relentless fight for the special status of AP saying that it is not enough if he fought alone.
“Jagan can’t achieve anything without the support of the people,” he said.
Jagan also mentioned the three dharnas and two hunger relay strikes that YSRCP had undertaken for the special status and said that they would fight till they achieve the special status as that would secure the life of the youth as it can attract more investments and make way for more employment opportunities.
Jagan highlighted his maha padayatra which would commence from Idupulapaya on November 2 to Icchapuram via Chittoor covering an area of 3 thousand kms. He alerted the leaders interested to become MLAs and MPs to conduct the padayatra in their districts and constituencies. He also promised that all his MLAs would resign as a last resort for the special status of AP.
The Yuva Bheri was a huge success with thousands of students, youth and party supporters attending the meet on Bellary road on the outskirts of Anantapur. The meet also showed clippings of the promises of the special status of the ruling TDP (Telugu Desam Party) government which were never fulfilled.
The students and youth had an opportunity to share their views on the special status and many critically questioned CM Chandrababu and Central Minister Arun Jaitley regarding their promise of special status for AP.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:50 PM IST