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Chandrababu submits memo to President with list of 18 demands

Starting off the march for Special Status in New Delhi from AP Bhavan, N. Chandrababu Naidu along with MPs, MLAs and MLCs of the TDP walked the streets of the national capital. Shouting slogans and demanding ‘Special Status for Andhra Pradesh’ and to fulfil the assurances made in the AP Reorganisation Act, the rally had members of employee unions, journalist unions and other organisations that support the Chief Minister’s fight against the Centre. The protest rally ended at Jantar Mantar. 
 
Alleging that the Narendra Modi government has done injustice to Andhra Pradesh, the Chief Minister said that the Prime Minister during his visit to the state in 2014, had assured to implement the promises made in the Act, but has forgotten them now. With a list of 18 demands, Chandrababu Naidu along with TDP legislators submitted a memorandum to President Ramnath Kovind. 
 
Criticising the BJP for neglecting and discriminating against Andhra Pradesh, he said that the promises were made in the Parliament after unanimous support from parties but the Prime Minister seems to have forgotten what is in public record. 
 
“Where is cooperative federalism in this country under the Modi government? Their sole aim is to destabilise non-BJP state governments and create a constitutional crisis. They are using ED and CBI for political vendetta which speaks volumes about their misuse of democratic institutions. Our democracy is in danger and needs to be saved from this autocratic government,” he said. 
 
Chandrababu also staged a day-long fast in Delhi which brought many Opposition allies together including former PMs Manmohan Singh and Deve Gowda,  Congress president Rahul Gandhi, TMC, SP, Shiv Sena, NCP, Aam Aadmi Party, Yashwanth Sinha, Shatrugan Sinha and several others leaders who are against the BJP and its high-handed behaviour. 

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