Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu sat on a day-long hunger strike in the national capital from 8 am to 8pm to demand special status for his state.
Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu on a sit-in protest in Delhi (image: PTI).
Two trains were hired by the Andhra Pradesh government from Srikakulam and Anantapur for those attending the protest. Government paid one crore twelve lakh rupees for these trains.
“Government of Andhra Pradesh has decided to hire two special trains with 20 compartments each from South Central Railways, Secunderabad, i.e., starting one (1) train from Ananthapuramu and another from Srikakulam to reach New Delhi by 10.02.2019 to transport interested Political parties, organisations, NGOs associations, etc.. to participate in one day Deeksha (Protest) at New Delhi on 11.02.2019 to be led by the chief minister,” stated the government release.
Apart from hiring trains, money was also spent on providing accommodation and food facilities to the general public and VIPs and around 1,100 rooms were booked by the government for the same.
Naidu sat on a day-long hunger strike in the national capital from 8 am to 8pm to demand special status for his state and fulfillment of commitments made by the Centre under the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014.
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