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Eviction threat fails to deter Naidu on third day of fast

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 10, 2013
First Published: 01:29 IST(10/10/2013) | Last Updated: 03:32 IST(10/10/2013)

Undeterred by threats to evict him from Andhra Bhavan premises, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu continued his indefinite fast in the capital for the third consecutive dayto highlight the  “injustice” meted out to Telugu people.


“I am a resident of Andhra Pradesh and this great country and have the right to protest. I will continue my hunger fast, wherever you put me. I am not bothered about my health or life. But Congress would be responsible, if anything happens,” a frail Naidu said on Wednesday. 

According to TDP leaders, Naidu’s sugar level has dropped. Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president and former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta called on Naidu on Wednesday.  Meanwhile the Andhra Pradesh government today asked the Union home ministry to help it get the premises of Andhra Bhavan, where Naidu is continuing to hold his indefinite fast, vacated. Resident commissioner of AP government had on Tuesday served notice to Naidu to vacate the premises.

The state’s resident commissioner Shashank Goel, in a letter to home secretary Anil Goswami, requested him to ask Delhi Police to take necessary action to remove the “unauthorised” dharna in AP Bhavan premises and to prevent gathering of crowd.  Delhi Police comes directly under the control of home ministry.

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