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Man climbs tower in Delhi to demand special status for Andhra Pradesh

The man was seen holding a banner that read, “AP need special status (sic)”.

india Updated: Jul 27, 2018 15:06 IST
Press Trust of India
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Protest at the Parliament House to demand special status for Andhra Pradesh, in New Delhi.
Protest at the Parliament House to demand special status for Andhra Pradesh, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)
         

A man climbed a tower near the Metro Bhawan in New Delhi demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh on Friday, police said.

The man was seen holding a banner that read, “AP need special status (sic)”.

The man has been sitting there for one-and-a-half hours, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Madhur Verma said, adding that efforts were being made to bring him down.

A fire tender has also been rushed to the spot.

A political battle over the special category status to Andhra Pradesh had led to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) walking out of the NDA. Last week, the TDP moved a no-confidence motion against the government in the Lok Sabha over the issue, although the move was defeated.

First Published: Jul 27, 2018 15:06 IST

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