Chandrababu Naidu begins fast in Delhi against Telangana
New Delhi: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday began an indefinite fast in the capital against the Congress government's proposal to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh and create a Telangana state.
The former Andhra Pradesh chief minister termed the centre's move "political match fixing".
"The Congress party did not follow any procedure. It took this decision for political gains. The Congress party is responsible for what is happening in Andhra Pradesh," Naidu told reporters here.
Earlier on Sunday, in coastal Andhra and the Rayalaseema regions of the state, several towns and hundreds of villages plunged into darkness, and several trains were cancelled as electricity employees launched an indefinite strike to protest against the decision to carve out the separate state.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath ruled out an early end to the Parliament winter session, saying it will run as per schedule. He further said that Lokpal Bill remains the top priority even as both, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been repeatedly disrupted due to protests against the creation Telangana.
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