Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said that he would observe a one-day fast on April 20, his birthday, in protest against the “betrayal of the state by the NDA government”.
Addressing a public meeting to mark B.R. Ambedkar’s 127th birth anniversary at Ainavolu-Sakhamuru in Amaravati, Mr Naidu appealed to the people to join him in his dawn-to-dusk fast.
He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his visit to Tirupati on April 30, 2014 promised Special Category Status to AP but did not keep his promise. “This is why we are planning a mammoth public meeting at Tirupati on April 30 against the NDA government’s betrayal with the slogan Nammakadroham, Kutrala nunchi Rasthranni Kapadukundam (let us save AP from betrayal and conspiracy) and expose the real face of the BJP to the nation,” Mr Naidu said.
He claimed that he was fighting the PM and the BJP-led Union government for the sake of AP people. Mr Naidu said that he became the Chief Minister of a state in 1995 but Modi became the CM in 2002, hence he was senior to the latter.
He also said AP government and TD will implead in the Supreme Court ruling against the relaxation given to SC/ST Atrocity (Prevention) Act.