On the eve of his 68th Birthday, CM Chandrababu Naidu planned day-long 'Dharma Porata' deeksha demanding justice for Andhra Pradesh. Huge number of TDP Activists and Supporters have attended the deeksha at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada.
Nandamuri Balakrishna waged a war against Centre from the dais of the Dharma Porata deeksha. Beginning his speech with the statement 'Special Status is AP's right', Hindupur MLA made harsh comments against the Prime Minister: 'Modi should learn how to love...the kind of respect a wife should receive. Modi Chuttupakkala Unna Variki Band Baaja Avuthundi...Tharimi Tharimi Kodatam. Thapinchukodaniki Bunker Lo Dakunna Akkade Pudchipedatham. Modi Ji...Amit Shah Lanti Bajana Galla Matalu Kadu...Andhrula Avedananu Vinandi. Charitralo Telugu Vallatho Aataladina Vallevaru Bagupadaledu...Ichina Mata Tappithe Prajalu Tarimi Tarimi Kodatharu'.
CM Chandrababu Naidu wrote an Open Letter to people of AP before sitting ahead of his Dharma Poratal deeksha. He claimed to be fasting in protest against the failure of Centre in implementing any of the bifurcation promises.