Published: Mon, April 09, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Protesting TDP MPs Dragged Away From Modi's Residence

Protesting TDP MPs Dragged Away From Modi's Residence

Members of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Friday staged a 'dharna' in the chamber of the Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan for seeking a special category status for Andhra Pradesh.

The MPs were forcibly removed by policemen and security personnel from outside 7, Lok Kalyan Marg in the national capital, even as they continued shouting slogans and waving placards.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met with the protesting MPs and expressed solidarity to their cause. During the informal meet, Kejriwal expressed his support to the MPs.

The hours-long drama ended at night only after the TDP MPs were marshalled out from the House. If we still stick to our posts, it would be like cheating them.

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Meanwhile, YSRCP leaders continue their indefinite hunger strike in New Delhi for third day over the issue. "Mr Modi assured me that he would justly refer to Andhra Pradesh in all the meetings we jointly addressed during the 2014 polls".

Andhra Pradesh chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today condemned the detention of ruling TDP MPs in New Delhi by police as the "height of the Centre's oppressive attitude".

The Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Friday passed a resolution demanding a special session of Parliament to discuss the implementation of the AP Reorganisation Act. "The Centre acted in a conspiratorial manner and stalled the no-confidence motion despite several parties supporting it", the resolution said.

The TDP chief accused the Central government of working with an oppressive mentality. However, due to continuous stalemate in Parliament, it could not be taken for discussion.

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