Pics: Jagan Mohan Reddy protest at Jantar Mantar

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New Delhi, Feb 18: YSR Congress party and an officers' association on Monday staged separate sit-ins in the national capital to oppose proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

With the bill for formation of separate Telangana state set to come up for debate in parliament on Tuesday, YSR Congress and Andhra Pradesh Non-Gazetted Officers (APNGOs) Association, which represents government employees of Seemandhra, held the protests.

YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy led the sit-in at Jantar Mantar.

Centre may divide many states by misusing Article 3 of the Constitution: Jagan

Party leaders and large number of activists participated in the protest to demand that the state should not be divided.

Speaking on the occasion, Jagan, as the MP from Kadapa is popular among his supporters, hit out at the Congress, saying it was splitting the state for electoral gains.

He asked all political parties to oppose Telangana bill.

"If they keep quiet, the centre may divide many more states by misusing Article 3 of the Constitution," he said.

Jagan was one of the 16 MPs suspended by Lok Sabha speaker last Thursday when unprecedented clashes among pro and anti-Telangana lawmakers marred the tabling of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation 2013 Bill.

Here are pics of Jagan's protest in Delhi, against Andhra Pradesh bifurcation:

Pics: Jagan fights for united Andhra Pradesh

YSR Congress Party chief Jagan Mohan Reddy with his mother Vijayamma giving autographs to his supporters during his Samaikya dharna in support of 'United Andhra Pradesh' at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Monday.

Pics: Jagan fights for united Andhra Pradesh

YSR Congress Party chief Jagan Mohan Reddy with his mother Vijayamma during their Samaikya dharna in support of 'United Andhra Pradesh' at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Monday.

Pics: Jagan fights for united Andhra Pradesh

YS Jaganmohan Reddy is detained during a protest dharna in support of united Andhra Pradesh, in New Delhi on Monday.

Pics: Jagan fights for united Andhra Pradesh

YS Jaganmohan Reddy is detained during a protest dharna in support of united Andhra Pradesh, in New Delhi on Monday.

Pics: Jagan fights for united Andhra Pradesh

Jagan hit out at the Congress, saying it was splitting the state for electoral gains.

Pics: Jagan fights for united Andhra Pradesh

Jagan asked all political parties to oppose Telangana bill.

Pics: Jagan fights for united Andhra Pradesh

"If political parties keep quiet, the centre may divide many more states by misusing Article 3 of the Constitution," he said.

Pics: Jagan fights for united Andhra Pradesh

Jagan was one of the 16 MPs suspended by Lok Sabha speaker last Thursday when unprecedented clashes among pro and anti-Telangana lawmakers marred the tabling of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation 2013 Bill.

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