Bandh in Andhra Pradesh, chaos in Parliament over special status demand
A state-wide bandh over Andhra Pradesh being overlooked in the Union Budget affected normal life with almost all parties but the BJP supporting the call given by the Left parties
TDP MP N Sivaprasad and other members from Andhra protested in Parliament yesterday. Pic/PTI
A state-wide bandh over Andhra Pradesh being overlooked in the Union Budget affected normal life with almost all parties but the BJP supporting the call given by the Left parties. The Lok Sabha witnessed noisy scenes as members from Andhra Pradesh continued with their protest for the third straight day for the state.
Later, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley assured agitating members from Andhra Pradesh in the Lok Sabha that the Centre was looking at all issues concerning the state sympathetically and some decision on a special package and revenue deficit would be worked out in the next couple of days. In the Rajya Sabha too, members from BJP ally TDP and YSR Congress stormed the Well carrying placards with slogans reading "Help Fight for Justice to Andhra Pradesh" and "Keep Your Promise", demanding Special Status for the state.
There were no incidents of violence, but the bandh elicited a good response in the state, with business establishments and educational institutions remaining closed and state transport buses remaining off the roads. The Left parties called the bandh to protest the failure of the Centre to implement the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, that led to the creation of Telangana, and the "meagre" provisions for the state in the 2018-19 Union Budget.
The content/reporting displayed on our website www.mid-day.com is provided "AS-IS," "AS AVAILABLE, by us from third party, agencies, sources, without any verification from our side. It may contain error, bugs and other limitations. The reader's can rely on the content at their own will. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability, data, text, images, video, messages, or any other material whatsoever or for any claims/loss/action that the reader may suffer as a result of relying on the content on our site. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever
Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.comSubscribe
What will happen once Chandrayaan 2 lands on the moon?