Guntur: YSR Congress President Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s indefinite fast here in support of his demand for special status to Andhra Pradesh entered the second day today.
The 42-year-old Leader of Opposition started his indefinite fast at Nallapadu village in Guntur district yesterday.
Hundreds of Jagan’s supporters arrived at the hunger strike camp to greet him and express solidarity with the cause he has taken up. Most of them travelled from rural areas of the State to reach here.
MPs, MLAs, MLCs and other people’s representatives of the Opposition party are already camping at the fast site.
A medical team from Guntur Government Hospital visited the site and examined Reddy.
Jagan has vowed to continue the fast till the Centre accepts his demand for granting special status to Andhra Pradesh, which was bifurcated last year.
Yesterday, he asked Chief Minister N Chadrababu Naidu to exert pressure on the Centre to fulfil the demand and withdraw his party’s support to the Modi Government if no positive announcement is made in this regard.
The YSR Congress chief has maintained that special status tag was necessary for Andhra Pradesh to make rapid progress in all fields.
The Central Government provides financial and other incentives to states enjoying the special status.