All the Opposition Parties took part in the bandh call demanding Special Category Status on Monday. TDP, however, maintained a distance saying it would stage agitation in a peaceful manner without disrupting the public life.
Prathyeka Hoda Sadhana Samiti convener Chalasani Srinivas thanked Opposition Parties for making the bandh successful. He breathed fire on the comment made by CM Chandrababu Naidu that any such protests should be made in New Delhi. 'Whether CM want us to stage protest in Uttar Pradesh or Madhya Pradesh to get justice for Andhra Pradesh?,' he questioned.
Chalasani Srinivas announced April 24th (7 PM to 7.30 PM) will be observed as Black Day. He pledged to intensify the Special Status movement.
CPI State Secretary Ramakrishna questioned, 'Why Chandrababu who advised Opposition to agitate in Delhi has chosen PWD Ground in Vijayawada for his day-long protest? Why not Protest at Jantar Mantar or in front of PM's residence was preferred by him? M Venkaiah Naidu should also join the deeksha of Babu to wash off his sins. BJP President Haribabu must resign for misleading people by saying 85 percent of the promises have been fulfilled already'.