AP Congress Leaders To Plead With President For Special Status

The AP Congress leaders have met AICC Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and are scheduled to meet President Pranab Mukherjee tomorrow to plead for AP special status.

Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh Congress leaders are scheduled to meet President Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi on Wednesday to brief him on the failure of the Central government in implementing the special category status to the state.

A delegation of the party leaders led by APCC president Raghuveera Reddy met AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday.

The leaders invited Rahul Gandhi for a meeting to be held in Bhimavaram in June to press for the special category status demand. The leaders have also briefed Rahul Gandhi about the Congress Party’s efforts to get the special category status to the state. The private member bill has been tabled in Rajya Sabha by MP, KVP Ramachandra Rao and the mobilization of support from 14 parties in the country in support of the demand for Special Category Status.

The Congress delegation is also scheduled to complain to the president about the changes that the Andhra Pradesh government had made to the Land Acquisition Act 2013.

The delegation would submit a representation to the president about the land pooling system that is being implemented in the state by the TDP government to take lands from the people.

The Congress leaders have been protesting against the land pooling system, as it was dilution of the Land Acquisition Act 2013.

The delegation included senior leaders KVP Ramachandra Rao, JD Seelam, T Subbarami Reddy, Koppula Raju, Nadendla Manohar and Kondru Murali Mohan, accompanied by AICC in-charge for AP, Digvijay Singh.

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