‘Chowkidar’ Stole from AP Too, Says Rahul Gandhi


New Delhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has arrived at Andhra Bhavan to extend support to Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu who is sitting on a day-long hunger strike demanding special status for his state and fulfilment of commitments made at the time of bifurcation.

The TDP chief is staging the ‘Dharma Porata Deeksha’ (a day-long protest for justice) at the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in the national capital from 8 am to 8 pm. He will also submit a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind on February 12, an official statement said.

ath Kovind on February 12, an official statement said.

Opposition leaders Farooq Abdullah and Arvind Kejriwal have so far confirmed their support to Naidu and will visit him later in the day.

The chief minister is sitting on a hunger strike along with his ministers, party MLAs, MLCs and MPs. Members of state employee associations, social organisations and student organisations will also join the fast, it said.

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