YS Jagan Hunger Strike from Sept 26th
Andhra Pradesh opposition Leader YS Jagan will undertake indefinite fast from September 26 at Guntur demanding special status to Andhra Pradesh. Talking to media, Party Deputy Floor Leader Jyothula Nahru said the decision was taken at a high level meeting held at the Party central office here today.
As the State 'failed to mount pressure on the Centre' in spite of being its coalition partner and the Centre 'going back on its word,' Mr Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, after a two-day fast at Mangalagiri, one-day dharna at Delhi and one-day State bandh decided to go on indefinite fast at Guntur pressing for the issue, he said.
Ridiculing the TDP Government for boasting of inter-linking of Godavari and Krishna rivers, he said the exercise was only a mirage. Even without completing the works, the Pattiseema project was dedicated to the nation which was 'absurd.'
After the announcement on August 15, water has hardly reached Denduluru and there is a long way for linkage, he said adding the pipelines were not fully laid and there was no water storage facilities.
TDP leaders, claiming that linking of rivers has been the long cherished dream of Mr Chandrababu Naidu, would cut no ice as he never spoke of the issue while he was the Chief Minister during the earlier tenure.
The concept is not his brainchild and there are many pioneers on the issue. Starting from Sir Aruthur Cotton to YSR many have worked on the concept. Jalagam Vengal Rao and NTR had also worked on the issue as well, he said.