AP special status: Chandrababu Naidu on 12-hour fast on birthday
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu today launched the "Dharma Porata Deeksha", a 12-hour hunger strike, demanding "justice" for the state from the Centre, including the special category status. Naidu, who turned 69 today, chose not to celebrate his birthday and sat on a fast instead to protest against the alleged injustice meted out by the "non-implementation" of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014.
Fast being held in all 13 districts of the state
Naidu began the fast in Vijayawada at 7am after seeking blessings of priests and religious leaders. The fast is being held in all 13 districts of the state. State ministers are leading the protest in district headquarters. TDP legislators and party in-charge of 175 Assembly constituencies are also leading similar protests in their respective segments in solidarity with Naidu.