Arvind Kejriwal supports TDP's demand on Andhra status

Arvind Kejriwal supports TDP's demand on Andhra status

The TDP MPs were detained when they attempted to protest near Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg here demanding special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

"The demand being made by them is completely just".

"The MPs who were protesting have been taken into preventive custody".

"This is not democracy, not correct. We condemn their detention and fully support demand for the special status of AP".

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According to reports, they were detained and taken to the Tughlaq Road Police Station.

The TDP MPs had staged a similar protest inside the Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's chamber on Friday evening and had again been forcibly removed.

On Thursday, the Rajya Sabha witnessed high-voltage drama even after its proceedings were adjourned for the day as the TDP members continued their protest over their demand for a special category status for Andhra Pradesh. "Mr Modi assured me that he would justly refer to Andhra Pradesh in all the meetings we jointly addressed during the 2014 polls". The two leaders also discussed the special category status promised to Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu had earlier also directed his MPs to approach President Ram Nath Kovind regarding the Centre's refusal to grant the state special status.

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The Andhra Pradesh chief minister, who arrived in New Delhi last week, has met leaders from different political parties to further his cause.

However, it was never taken up for discussion due to continuous disruptions in the Parliament.

The TDP chief accused the Central government of working with an oppressive mentality.

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