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The heads of Left parties and actor-politician Pawan Kalyan, will join the march in Vijayawada.

The Jana Sena party along with Left parties like the CPM and CPI have decided to conduct a 'padayatra' or foot march from April 6, to protest the Centre's 'betrayal' in granting Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh.

The padayatra will start at 10 am in several places across the state, and will demand that the promises made during bifurcation should be implemented. 

"We are considering the conspiracy of not taking the no-confidence motion forward in Lok Sabha as conspiracy against the Andhra Pradesh people. BJP's negligence of responsibility to conduct the Lok Sabha proceedings properly is reckoned as a danger to democracy," the Jana Sena party said in a press release.

The party said that the padayatra will be held mainly on National Highways or main junctions of towns and cities. The protests will remain peaceful and will reach the national capital of Delhi, the party said.

The heads of the three parties including actor-politician Pawan Kalyan, will join the march in Vijayawada.

"The TDP and YSRCP criticising each other and failed to pressurise the central government. This is causing damage to people of the state. Adjourning the Lok Sabha proceedings without bringing the No-Confidence motion to discussion is a blemish to democracy. It is a betrayal to Telugu people," the Jana Sena party said.

Leaders of all three parties are also all set to meet in Vijayawada on Thursday to protest the Supreme Court's refusal to stay its ruling on the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Earlier this week, a bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit said that compensation can be paid to victims alleged atrocities under Act, even without an FIR being registered.

The bench said this on a plea by the Centre seeking recall of its March 20 order where the apex court had said that no arrest would be affected on a complaint under the Act without an inquiry.

"We believe this situation occurred because of the unconcerned attitude of the central government. We request the government to give constitutional protection to this Act by including it in 9th Schedule of the Constitution," the Jana Sena said.

The Vijayawada meeting will also see a discussion on the future plan of the parties.

 

IANS inputs