YSR Congress MPs quit Lok Sabha

Five YSR Congress Party members in the Lok Sabha submitted their resignation letters to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan over the “failure” of the Centre to grant Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh and later began an “indefinite hunger strike”  in protest.

The parliamentarians told reporters that they met the Speaker in her chamber and submitted their letters.

They also began an “indefinite hunger strike” at the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan on Ashoka Road to step up their fight for special status for the state.

Several party MLAs and cadres from the state also joined the protest.

The MPs had said in a press conference Thursday that they would be resigning to protest the “failure” of the NDA government to grant special category status to the state.

They had said they were also upset as their notice for a no-confidence motion against the central government on the issue could not be taken up for discussion in the House due to continuous disruption.

Jagan Mohan Reddy had announced in February that the party’s five MPs would resign if its demand for special status to Andhra Pradesh was not fulfilled by the Centre.

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