NEW DELHI: Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu began his a day-long hunger strike for justice in Delhi on Monday.
He is accompanied by his ministers, Party MLAs, MLCs and MPs and observing the hunger strike against the central government over the issue of special status to Andhra Pradesh.
He also demanded the Centre grant special status to the state and fulfil all promises made before its bifurcation in 2014.
“If you won't fulfil our demands, we know how to get them fulfilled. This is about self-respect of people of AP. Whenever there is an attack on our self-respect, we won't tolerate it”, Naidu said.
Naidu has started his fight against the Modi a day after PM Modi’s visit to Andhra Pradesh.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday had launched a scathing attack on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu while addressing a public rally in Andhra Pradesh.
This was Modi's first visit to the state after the ruling Telugu Desam Party severed ties with the NDA.
The Chandrababu Naidu-led party quit the BJP-led alliance protesting the "injustice" done to the state post-bifurcation.
Before starting the fast, Naidu offered tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat and to B R Ambedkar at Andhra Pradesh Bhavan.
As per an official statement, Chandrababu Naidu will observe fast from 8 am to 8 pm and will be submitting a memorandum to the president Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday.