The state wide bandh call given by the YSR Congress party in Andhra pradesh has come into act today. The call has been supported by the Left parties active in the state. The Telegu Desham Party (TDP) and YSR Congress are reported to have been protesting infront of the parliament demanding “Special Status” for the state. Earlier on Monday, the Communist Party of India (CPI) had demanded that the Chief Minister work with the opposition to present the agenda of the “special category” status to be given to the state. The party leaders had asked TDP to participate in the statewide bandh on Tuesday. The YSR Congress Chief launched an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu by accusing their coalition of ‘opportunistic politics’. He said that TDP won the elction in Andhra Pradesh over the promises of special status being granted to the state. He expressed his anguish at how the government has forgotten its promises after coming to power.
The statement made by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Rajya Sabha ignited anguish from the political parties as the state was promised special status over various categories.
With the centre ruling out the special status to the state, the opposition parties, YSR Congress and Congress, along with the left parties had decided to confront the ruling TDP about joining them. On Sunday, M.Venkaiah Naidu had expressed his unhappiness over Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s statement about ruling out the special status given to the state. The Prime Minister is supposed to have suggested a talk with Mr. Arun Jaitley over the issue and discuss about the attacks from the opposition.