The hunger strike comes weeks after the TDP chief pulled the plug on the NDA alliance At a meeting in Guntur district last week, Mr Naidu said there would be no compromise on the state's rights. He also announced that a massive public meeting would be organized at Tirupati on April 30 with the slogan "save the state from betrayal and conspiracy".
Here are the live updates on the day-long fast of Telugu Desam Party Chief Chandrababu Naidu:
Centre wants to take AP into their hold, similar to what they did with Tamil Nadu. I will not let that happen. Center is colluding with YSRCP, as they are afraid that we will not bow in front of them: AP CM after ending his fast over 'Centre's non-cooperation with the state'- ANI (@ANI) April 20, 2018
I'll not compromise on state's interests. All kinds of unions & organizations came here & expressed solidarity. This is historic. But, few political parties didn't come, as they have different agenda: AP CM after ending his fast over 'Centre's non-cooperation with the state' pic.twitter.com/IMCYzWttOQ- ANI (@ANI) April 20, 2018
Dear Chandrababu Naidu Garu, My wishes on your b'day. In 2016, you said Special Status was nothing great & agreed for a package. You have taken a U-turn for political expediency. Centre is giving more to AP now than ever in history.Your fast is thus a 'farce' to only dupe people. https://t.co/v8K3vDqNLc- GVL Narasimha Rao (@GVLNRAO) April 20, 2018