In an attempt to show his strength, and in an effort to project the upcoming election as a fight between the centre and state, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, whose party was until few months before an integral part of the NDA regime which rules the centre, has begun a day long strike against the central government in the national capital Delhi over the Andhra Pradesh Special Status issue.
Earlier, on this last birthday, he observed a similar strike. That time, it was not as powerful as the one that has been launched today.
As many as five hundred members, including the TDP ministers and lawmakers, have joined their beloved CM. Many senior opposition leaders are expected to reach the venue to express their solidarity towards the cause raised by the TDP leader, the man who has played a key role in the creation of a platform for the union of opposition parties, and who is expected to play a central role in the proposed opposition alliance.
Meanwhile, the YSR Congress (the main opposition party of Andhra Pradesh) has mocked the protest as a poll stunt. It alleges that the ruling is trying to project the AP status issue as a centre-state crisis to hide its failure.
Vignesh. S. G
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