YSR Congress MP's on Tuesday threatened to resign if BJP-led Central government does not fulfill the promise of granting Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh.
Announcing this at a public gathering, in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh Jagan said, that "If we are not given special status by April 5, our MPs will resign on April 6 ".
He said that YSRC MPs would fight for the SCS in Parliament when the Budget session resumes on March 5."We will fight till April 6 and if the SCS issue is not settled, our MPs will quit their posts,"
Reddy announced this evening at a public meeting at Kaligiri in SPS Nellore district.The YSRC has eight MPs in Lok Sabha and one in the Rajya Sabha. But two of its Lok Sabha members joined the TDP while another had been staying "neutral".
Reddy alleged that Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu"sold away" SCS to the Centre in the name of securing a "special economic package"."The state was divided on the promise of granting SCS to (residuary) Andhra Pradesh. It's an elixir for the problems the state has been left with (on account of bifurcation).
Demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh, the YSR Congress Party has also decided to launch a nation-wide campaign, 'hodha mana hakku, package tho mosapovaddu', pledging that YSRCP will not compromise until the state gets Special Category status.
On March 5th, YSRCP MPs will lead a march from Ektha Sthal to the Parliament to protest before the Parliament demanding Special Category Status.