Special Status Row: Statewide bandh in Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam, April 16: Andhra Pradesh is observing a day-long statewide bandh over the demand of Special Status for the state.

The shutdown has been called by Andhra Pradesh Pratyeka Hoda Saadhana Samiti, Opposition parties such as the Yuvajana Shramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP), Jana Sena, Congress and the Left parties have also extended their support to the Bandh.

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The Left parties are protesting on National Highway 16 which connects Kolkata and Chennai.

In the meantime, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation buses will operate only till Andhra Pradesh state border because of the statewide bandh.

However, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), which has been protesting for the Special Category Status and implementation of the provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act, has opposed it and not taking part in the agitation.


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