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Sitaram Yechury meets protesting YSR Congress MPs

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Published : Apr 8, 2018, 1:20 am IST
Updated : Apr 8, 2018, 1:20 am IST

The parties from Andhra Pradesh had also moved a no confidence motion against the government.

Sitaram Yechury
 Sitaram Yechury

New Delhi: CPM General Secretary Mr Sitaram Yechury on Saturday visited members of YSR Congress Party at Andhra Bhawan in the national capital.  The five YSR Congress Party members sitting on the indefinite hunger strike on Friday resigned from Lok Sabha over the "failure" of the Centre to grant the status to Andhra Pradesh. After the meeting Mr Yechury said: "We asked TDP why they were again getting into alliance with BJP after being out of power for 10 years in the united AP following the previous alliance. They said 'BJP will be at the Centre and we will form government in state. Both will work for special status' they said. Now we can see where we are standing after four years of alliance."

Even after the Parliament was adjourned sine die the MPs of YSR Congress Party were protesting demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh. Both the Houses had to be adjourned at several instances following the incessant protest from MPs belonging to Andhra Pradesh. The YSR Congress Party MPs had submitted their resignations to the Lok Sabha Speaker on Friday as the center had not agreed to their demands of granting special status to Andhra Pradesh. According to the MPs of Andhra Pradesh when the bifurcation of the state was taking place the then Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh had assured on the floor of the house that Special Status will be accorded to Andhra Pradesh.

 

Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy, 73 and one of the five MPs sitting on the hunger strike, was today taken to RML Hospital after he complained of uneasiness. Earlier on Saturday, doctors had examined the leaders and said no medical intervention was required at the moment. The parties from Andhra Pradesh had also moved a no confidence motion against the government. but due to the prevailing pandemonium in the house it could not be taken up.

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