Left parties call for bandh in AP
Sending a clear message to the centre that the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh will not take rest until it gets the special status it deserves, the leftist parties, along with the Pratyeka Hoda and the Vibhajana Hameela Sadhana Samiti, have called for a state-wide bandh to protest against the BJP led central government’s reluctance to grant special status to the recently bifurcated state, which requires a giant amount to built a new capital city and to implement several other infrastructural projects.
For the same reason, the TDP and YSR Congress, the two powerful regional parties of the state, have been organising various kinds of protests in Delhi and in the state for last few months; they even disturbed the proceedings of the last parliament session.
The TDP, which recently severed its political ties with the BJP for the same reason, has anyway showed no enthusiasm to support the bandh.
At this moment, it is not clear whether the YSR Congress is in favour of the Bandh announced by the leftist parties or not.
The leftist parties in the state of AP are literally insignificant. From the information the media has received so far, the Bandh has not made any serious impact on the normal life of the people. In some urban regions, it has in fact made some impact.
Vignesh. S. G
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