Indian Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu launches a ‘Dharma Porata Deeksha’ (a day-long fast protest for justice) to demand special status for the state of Andhra Pradesh, in New Delhi on February 11, 2019. – Naidu, who is the head of the regional Telugu Desam Party (TDP), launched his day-long fast to demand that the Indian government fulfills its promises made at the time when united Andhra Pradesh state was bifurcated in 2014, local media said. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)
New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Monday ended his daylong fast with water offered by former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda. Naidu started his fast in the morning at the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan here, demanding the Centre grant special category status to his state and fulfil the promises made before its bifurcation in 2014. A number of Opposition leaders, including Congress president Rahul Gandhi, National Conference’s Farooq Abdullah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, extended their support to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief.