Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will sit on a day-long hunger strike in the national capital demanding special status for his state and fulfilment of commitments made by the Centre under the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014.
The TDP had walked out the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance last year protesting the ‘injustice’ done to Andhra Pradesh after its bifurcation.
Naidu will stage the ‘Dharma Porata Deeksha’ (a day-long protest for justice) at the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in the national capital from 8 am to 8 pm on Monday.
He will also submit a memorandum to President of India Ram Nath Kovind on February 12, an official statement said.
The chief minister will sit on a hunger strike along with his ministers, party MLAs, MLCs and MPs. Members of state employee associations, social organisations and student organisations will also join the fast, it said.
Naidu is scheduled to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat and also to the Ambedkar Statue at the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan before sitting on the hunger strike.
Leader of several opposition parties are expected to extend their solidarity to the Andhra Pradesh chief minister’s protest, the statement said.