In fact, the protests have gone a step further as YSR party today declared a state-wide bandh.
Launching a fresh attack on the TDP-NDA alliance, Jagan Mohan Reddy said, "One of the poll planks of BJP and TDP was to provide special category status to Andhra Pradesh. In fact they even went one step ahead and declared in their manifesto that the state will get 10 years of special category status instead of five. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his speech in Tirupathi, also spoke on the same issue."
Vijayawada: State-wide bandh call given by YSRCP in Andhra over special status issue, supported by Left parties. pic.twitter.com/9rg4R9Vfc8— ANI (@ANI_news) August 2, 2016
YSRCP calls state-wide shutdown in Andhra Pradesh over special status issue,protest by YSRCP & Left parties in Vizag pic.twitter.com/2i2gpHJ2gs— ANI (@ANI_news) August 2, 2016
Alleging that BJP and TDP are doing opportunistic politics, Jagan Mohan Reddy said, "How can they come to forget their promise after coming to power?"
Meanwhile, the ruling party-TDP is also planning to mount pressure on the central government.