Andhra Assembly passes resolution seeking special Parliament session to discuss Reorganisation Act

Chandrababu seeks AIADMK’s help in ‘no confidence motion’ against the BJP

Chandrababu seeks AIADMK's help in 'no confidence motion' against the BJP

Reports say that a total of 19 MPs were detained but were given the permission to leave if they wanted to.

Police sources said they were stopped in the middle and asked to go back, but MPs refused to go back. "We condemn their detention and fully support demand for spl status of AP", Kejriwal tweeted. Five MPs of YSR Congress, who is also supporting the cause, announced their resignation from the Lower House on Friday to protest against the NDA government's "failure" in the case.

While Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the Centre has been endlessly waiting for Andhra Pradesh government to revert to a mechanism of receiving a special package equivalent to a special category state.

In the last month, the TDP had requested Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to hold an all-party meeting to discuss the issue of special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

Scenes of chaos were witnessed near the 7 Race Course Road today when the police blocked the TDP leaders' march towards the PM's residence.

Meanwhile, members of YSR Congress Party continue indefinite hunger strike at Andhra Pradesh Bhawan over demand of special category status for Andhra.

"People believed us that we will fight for SCS. But the bifurcation was done so quickly and the promises made to the residual Andhra Pradesh is yet to be fulfilled", she said.

On April 4, Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu had met Kejriwal to seek support for the no-confidence motion moved by TDP against the Centre.

However, it was never taken up for discussion due to continuous disruptions in the Parliament.

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