Nellore, Feb 13 : YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) President and Leader of the Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Assembly Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy announced that his MPs would resign to their posts on April 6, if the Special Category Status (SCS) was not granted by the Centre to the state before the end of Budget session of Parliament.
Addressing a public meeting at Kaligiri village in this district on Tuesday, he announced that the YSRCP would wait till end of the budget session of Parliament. If the Centre did not grant SCS to AP, all the YSRCP MPs would resign to their posts on the last day. The budget session of Parliament would conclude on April 6.
Stating that the SCS is breath to the AP, he said that people had been observing the dramas of the MPs (of ruling TDP) for the last 10 days. Chief Minister N Chandrababau Naidu launched the drama before beginning of the budget session and the drama played by his MPs, was watched by the people of the state, he slammed and pointed out that the two TDP MPs are still in the Union Cabinet.
Mr Reddy, whose marathon padayatra entered 86th day today, reminded that Mr Naidu described the SCS as lifeline to the state but, however, compromised with the Centre by agreeing for Special Package instead of SCS.
The YSRCP MPs and Senior leaders would stage a dharna in New Delhi with the slogans of “Package Makoddu-Hoda Ma Hakku” (we don’t want package-SCS is our right) on March 5, he said.
The Opposition leader said that on March 1, the party MPs and MLAs would organise darna in front of the Collector offices in all the districts as part of the agitation, demanding SCS for AP. The YSRC MPs continue their struggle in the Parliament till end of the session and if the SCS was not granted they would resign to their posts, he added.