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TDP Members of Parliament (MP) here on Monday warned the Centre of the consequences of denying the Special Category Status to the State and staged protests against the NDA in the House and on the premises of Parliament.

New Delhi: TDP Members of Parliament (MP) here on Monday warned the Centre of the consequences of denying the Special Category Status to the State and staged protests against the NDA in the House and on the premises of Parliament.

Talking to media after the meeting at Vijay Chowk as well as the dharna site here, the TDP MP T Narsimhan said that they had sought an appointment of the Prime Minister at the earliest and would submit a memorandum to him on their demands.

He said that they wanted the Special Category Status to the State at any cost, releasing of funds to cover the revenue deficit and the implementation of all assurances incorporated in the Act. There would be no compromise on this and if the Centre would not pay heed to their demands, the Centre would face the consequences, he warned.

It was not proper on the part of the Centre to deny the Special Status to Andhra Pradesh. “After all, we have been deprived of the capital. Enormous challenges lay ahead of us. Our leader is sincerely trying to overcome the same. It is the duty of the Centre to stand by us and help us in all possible ways including the Special Status,” he added.

All the MPs reiterated that posts and positions were insignificant to them. “Our leader has clarified that he would sacrifice anything for the sake of the people of Andhra Pradesh. We can demit our offices anytime. It is the State’s interests that are paramount to us,” they added. K Rammohan Naidu said that Andhra Pradesh was still hopeful that the NDA government would come to its rescue.

“After all, we have waited for two full years for the implementation of all the promises made on the floor of the House and in the Act. We need our funds, finances, grants and assurances to be implemented,” he added.

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