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Chandrababu Naidu fast Highlights: Chandrababu Naidu ends fast with water offered by former PM Deve Gowda

Chandrababu Naidu’s hunger strike: The Andhra Pradesh CM ill undertake a day-long fast in Delhi on Monday, seeking special category status for the state and fulfilment of other commitments made by the Centre at the time of state’s bifurcation.

By HT Correspondent | Feb 11, 2019 20:52 IST

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will undertake a day-long fast in Delhi on Monday, seeking special category status for the state and fulfilment of other commitments made by the Centre at the time of state’s bifurcation.

Naidu will begin the ‘Dharma Porata Deeksha’ at the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan at 8 am after paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat.

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The fast is expected to turn out to be a grand show of unity of opposition parties with 21 leaders expressing their solidarity for the Naidu’s cause. A source from the Telugu Desam Parliamentary Party (TDPP) said on condition of anonymity Congress president Rahul Gandhi will visit Naidu and express his solidarity for the cause of Andhra Pradesh, besides several other national leaders.

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Read highlights here:

8:30 pm IST

Chandrababu Naidu ends fast

Chandrababu Naidu ends his fast with water offered by former PM Deve Gowda.

3:30 pm IST

Prime Minister and NDA govt, they are dividing the country: CM Naidu

The present Prime Minister & NDA govt, they are dividing the country. They are building hate campaign among people. Ultimately, they want political gain, but it can’t be, says Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu in Delhi, reports ANI.

1:30 pm IST

At Chandrababu’s day-long hunger strike, Kejriwal says Modi behaves like PM of Pakistan

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, DMK’s T Siva and TMC’s Derek O’ Brien have arrived at Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu’s day-long fast in Delhi.

 “We want to tell the prime minister that he is not the PM of BJP, he is the pm of the people of this country. The way he treats the states with Opposition parties at helm. it seems he is not the PM of Hindustan but of Pakistan,” said Kejriwal.

12:43 pm IST

Naidu joined by cabinet colleagues, Opposition leaders at his day-long hunger strike

Naidu’s cabinet colleagues, MPs, state legislators and leaders of student and employees groups and mass organisations were sitting with him on the fast. A string of Opposition political leaders also met the TDP chief at his day-long hunger strike.

11:36 am IST

Demand of special status to Andhra should be fulfilled without any further loss of time: Manmohan Singh

Former PM Manmohan Singh arrived at TDP chief’s day-long hunger strike, where he said, “the demand of special status to Andhra Pradesh should be fulfilled without any further loss of time.”

11:03 am IST

‘Is Andhra not part of India?’: Rahul joins Chandrababu’s dharna

“What kind of a prime minister is this, who can’t fulfil a promise he made to the people of Andhra Pradesh. Is Andhra Pradesh not a part of this country that he is not fulfilling the commitment he made to the state? Mr. Modi has got no credibility left. I assure you, in coming days the Opposition will show BJP its true place,” said Rahul Gandhi at Chandrababu Naidu’s day-long hunger strike.

10:59 am IST

Rahul arrives at Chandrababu’s day-long hunger strike

Rahul Gandhi has arrived at Chandrababu Naidu’s day-long hunger strike against Centre. National Conference’s Farooq Abdullah and NCP’s Majeed Memon are also at the hunger strike venue.

9:39 am IST

We are here to unite the nation, BJP is here to divide: Chandrababu Naidu

“We are seeking justice. We are a part of the country. I am asking national media to show solidarity to us. It is our duty to remind him when he is not protecting Raj dharma. We are suffering because of central government. We are here to unite the nation, the BJP is here to divide, said Chandrababu Naidu.

9:23 am IST

PM visited Guntur one day before the dharna. What was the need? asks Chandrababu

Attacking the prime minister’s Andhra Pradesh visit, Chandrababu Naidu said,”Today, we came here all the way to protest against central govt. Yesterday, PM visited Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, one day before the dharna. What is the need, I am asking.”

9:18 am IST

Personal attacks by PM on me unwarranted: Chandrababu

“You (PM spend so much time launching personal attacks on me that you forgot your promises. The personal attacks by PM on me are unwarranted. You can criticise my work but you shouldn’t do personal attacks. You haven’t fulfilled your promises. If you don’t , even now, we know how to get it done. It’s about our self respect,” said Chandrababu Naidu

9:14 am IST

BJP govt failed at every front: Naidu

“The BJP govt failed at giving special status to Andhra, to release funds for the state. They have failed at every front,” said TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu

8:59 am IST

Chandrababu’s hunger strike against Centre over demand of special status to Andhra

Andhra Pradesh CM and Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu began his day-long hunger strike at Andhra Pradesh Bhawan. His hunger strike is against the central govt over the issue of special status to Andhra Pradesh.

In March last year, the TDP had pulled out of the NDA government over its refusal to grant a special status to Andhra Pradesh.

8:22 am IST

Andhra CM likely to be joined by cabinet colleagues, lawmakers in his day-long fast

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief, Naidu, is likley to be joined by his cabinet colleagues, MPs, state legislators, and leaders of students and employees groups and mass organisations in his day-long fast in Delhi.

8:14 am IST

Farooq Abdullah, Arvind Kejriwal to visit Naidu

Chairman of JKNC Farooq Abdullah and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will also visit Chandrababu Naidu’s one day fasting protest at 10 am and 1pm at AP Bhavan respectively.

8:12 am IST

Rahul Gandhi to visit Chandrababu Naidu at Andhra Pradesh Bhavan

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be visiting N Chandrababu Naidu’s Dharma Porata Deeksha (one day fasting protest) on Monday between 9am to 10am at Andhra Pradesh Bhavan.

8:03 am IST

Chandrababu Naidu pays tribute at Rajghat

Andhra Pradesh CM and Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu paid tribute at Rajghat. Naidu is observing a daylong hunger strike here today against the central govt over the issue of special status to Andhra Pradesh.