Vijayawada: Andra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu along with a host of opposition leaders, including Congress President Rahul Gandhi sat on the fast in the national capital demanding the Centre to accord Special Category Status and fulfil other commitments made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.
Mr Naidu accused Mr Modi of not following raj dharma. He stated that “Atal Behari Vajpayee had said raj dharma was not followed in Gujarat during the 2002 riots. Now, raj dharma is not being followed in the case of Andhra Pradesh. We have been denied what is rightfully ours.”
Calling upon the opposition parties to unite, Naidu said: “We need to keep this in mind. Modi was given an absolute majority. What did he do? Nothing. The BJP and Modi were playing games to divide the opposition by asking who’s their leader.
Senior national leaders, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav came to AP Bhavan where Mr Naidu was sitting on a fast.
Shiv Sena, a BJP ally, sent Sanjay Raut (MP), Shatrughan Sinha (BJP MP) and former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha also visited the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief.