Special Status : More Pressure on Modi from National Leaders


Rebel JD(U) leader, senior politician from Bihar and former Union Minister Sharad Yadav has offered his support to the cause of Andhra Pradesh. Demanding justice for Andhra Pradesh, Sharad Yadav demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to honour the word of the previous Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his promise he had made to Andhra Pradesh in the floor of the house.

“I believe in a democracy where, what is said, is done, and what is done, is said. Be it any government, the former PM has given a word in Parliament about the SCS and the present government has to implement,” said Sharad Yadav.

He said it was the present government’s responsibility to fulfil the promise made by former prime minister Manmohan Singh to Andhra Pradesh. “I was present in the Rajya Sabha when then PM Singh promised it. Even after four years, nothing has been done. The PM is the top institution in a democracy. The present PM should implement what his predecessor had promised,” he said.

The rebel JD(U) leader who had split the party against Nitish Kumar’s decision to support BJP, Sharad Yadav has visited the fasting YSRCP leaders protesting for the special category status (SCS) at the AP Bhavan.

Out of the five leaders sitting on the indefinite hunger strike since April 6, Y V Subba Reddy (57), Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy (73) and Varaprasad Rao Velagapalli (64) have been admitted to the RML hospital. P V Midhun Reddy (40) and Y S Avinash Reddy (33) are continuing the protest.

Before Yadav, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and CPI leader D Raja offered their support to the fasting YCP leaders.