Andhra Pradesh

Falling apart

Print edition : April 13, 2018

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu during the Budget session in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly at Velagapudi near Vijayawada on March 8. Photo: Ch.Vijaya Bhaskar

TDP members staging a protest demanding Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh, outside Parliament House in New Delhi on March 13. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

Ch. Babu Rao, State committee member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), at the March 19 round table of the Pratyeka Hoda Sadhana Samithi (Special Status Achievement Forum).

Chalasani Srinivas (centre) with other members of the Andhra Intellectuals Forum, under whose aegis the Special Status Achievement Forum has been formed. Photo: Kunal Shankar

Members of the YSRCP, Left parties, the Congress and the Jana Sena block the Vijayawada-Chennai section of National Highway 16 on March 22. Photo: Kunal Shankar

Left party activists blocking a section of National Highway 16 on March 22. Photo: Kunal Shankar

Andhra Pradesh faces a year of political uncertainty as the Telugu Desam Party severs its ties with the BJP and a united opposition, led by the YSRCP, reaches out to the people with its demand for Special Category Status for the State.
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