TDP youth wing activists stage ‘jala deeksha’

Say this is in response to PM Modi’s day-long protest

April 13, 2018 12:39 am | Updated 07:35 am IST - GUNTUR

TDP district wing activists led by secretary Ravipati Saikrishna protesting in Guntur Channel on Thursday.

TDP district wing activists led by secretary Ravipati Saikrishna protesting in Guntur Channel on Thursday.

Telugu Desam Party youth wing activists staged a novel protest by staying waist deep in Guntur Channel at Budampadu near Guntur on Thursday, as political parties are stepping up the agitation for Special Category Status (SCS) in the State.

A group of party members led by district unit secretary Ravipati Sai Krishna reached the Guntur Channel in the morning where they staged stayed in the waters for over three hours.

Mr. Sai Krishna said the protest was in response to the day-long protest by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. “PM Modi has promised the people of the State that he would help AP build a capital far better than New Delhi. But what he has done after four years? He denied SCS and now stopped all funding to the State. We will intensify our agitations in future and target BJP in the State,” he added.

Hunger strike

Meanwhile, ZP Chairperson Sk. Janimun along with other ZPTCs launched relay hunger strike on the ZP compound protesting against the BJP-led NDA government denying SCS. Minister for Social Welfare Nakka Ananda Babu visited the camp and expressed his solidarity with the agitating ZPTCs.

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