As part of the protests against the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress Party (YSRPC) chief Jaganmohan Reddy on Saturday began an indefinite fast. This comes even as the Centre has begun working on a special package to pacify the Seemandhra region.
Jagan said that he would challenge the decision of the Centre to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh in the Supreme Court.
"We will challenge the Centre's decision (to divide AP) in the Supreme Court," Jagan said at the 'deeksha' camp.
Noting that there were "legal problems" involved in the state's division, he wondered how the Centre could find solutions in six weeks.
"We are opposing the unilateral manner in which the Centre is functioning. How can it go ahead with the bifurcation process without a resolution in the state Assembly?" Jagan asked.
"We have never heard of an instance of state bifurcation without a resolution in the Assembly," he said.
Announcing his decision to go on a fast over the issue, the YSRCP chief had on Friday said that it was not too late to revoke the Union Cabinet's decision to create a separate Telangana. He pointed that if Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's stand can make the government change its decision on ordinance issue, it can always help in stopping the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
This is the second time that Jagan is undertaking an indefinite fast on the issue.
In September, he went on an indefinite hunger strike in Chanchalguda Jail, where he was lodged as an undertrial in an alleged disproportionate assets case against him, but it was foiled on the fifth day.
Now, following the Union Cabinet's approval of division of the state, Jagan, who was recently granted bail, re-launched his agitation blaming the Centre and the Congress for going ahead with the bifurcation process without addressing the concerns of "majority of people".
Thousands of party activists gathered at his Lotus Pond residence to greet Jagan as he began the stir at 11.30 AM, after paying homage at the bust of his late father Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.
Party MP Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy and other leaders flanked Jagan on