In an unprecedented move the leader of opposition and YSR Congress party (YSRCP) chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced the resignation of his party MPs unless the central government announces special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

If we are not given special status by April 5, our MPs will resign by April 6, 2018, Reddy said during his padyatra in Kaligiri, Nellore district while addressing a public gathering.

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He said that his party will launch a nationwide campaign pledging that YSRCP will not compromise until the state receives special category status.

He added that special category status is the right of every person in the state ever since it was bifurcated.

Reddy said that YSRCP leaders along with distressed locals will gather outside collectorates in each district across Andhra Pradesh and hold a dharna in the Parliament in Delhi to demand special category status.

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The campaign will (gather outside) collectorates in all 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh on March 1 and will also hold a protest in the CMs office in Vijayawada. March 1 has been chosen as former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee had attested the bifurcation of the state on March 1, 2014, he said.

On March 5, YSRCP MPs will lead a protest march from former Prime Minster PV Narasimha Raos memorial Ektha Sthal to the Parliament to demand special category status.

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