Protests on Andhra Pradesh issue continue in Delhi

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"This is not democracy, not correct".

"We condemn their detention and fully support demand for the spl status of AP", he tweeted later.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met the arrested TDP MPs "in solidarity" at the police station. They were forcefully removed.

RS Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien and Secretary General Desh Deepak Verma met the protesting MPs, requesting them to vacate the house but they refused to budge, saying they were fighting a "Dharma Yudh" for their state and its people and would continue unless their demand of a special status was met.

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The hours-long drama ended at night only after the TDP MPs were marshalled out from the House.

Lok Sabha members of TDP chose Parliament's Central Hall as the venue of their sit-in protest.

Meanwhile, all five Lok Sabha MPs of YSR Congress party resigned this week and are on a hunger strike at Andhra Bhavan in New Delhi. "But the bifurcation was done so quickly and the promises made to the residual Andhra Pradesh is yet to be fulfilled", she said.

Since then, TDP supremo and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu hinted that unlike YSRCP, his party MPs would not resign. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had held a meeting with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief in Delhi last month in order to bolster support for a third front. Andhra Pradesh's ruling Telugu Desam Party had in March pulled out of the National Democratic Alliance at the Centre and then moved a no-confidence motion against the government in the Lok Sabha. However, due to continuous stalemate in Parliament, it could not be taken for discussion.

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