Special status for Andhra: YSR Congress MPs to quit on last day of session

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Mar 27, 2018, 01:03 PM(IST)

YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

All MPs of the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) will resign immediately if Parliament is adjourned sine die without an announcement over the issue of special status to Andhra Pradesh, a party leader said on Monday. 

This decision was taken at a meeting that YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy had with the party MPs to discuss the future course of action. 

YSR Congress Party president Jagan Mohan Reddy said the YSR Congress was ready to work with any party supporting the demand for the Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh and told the MPs that all decisions beginning with the announcement of the resignations to tabling the no-confidence motion had been taken with a clear conscience.

According to the reports, it had been decided that the party MPs would quit on April 5 or April 6 after the House had been adjourned sine die. 

"But there is a distinct possibility that the House may be adjourned sine die even before the end of the month. We will quit after that and our party president, Jagan Mohan Reddy, has given us clear instructions to that effect," said a party leader.

The party has also urged the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs to resign over the issue, saying this would put pressure on the Centre.

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