Rakhi protests in AP's Vizhakapatanam district.

In Pictures Vizag women tie rakhi on PM Modi cut-out demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh
news Rakhi Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 18:24

Several women in Vishakapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh on Thursday took to the streets and tied rakhis on the wrist of a huge cutout of PM Narendra Modi.

They were protesting against the non-implementation of the AP Reorganisation Act 2014 and also against non-fulfillment of assurances given by former PM Manmohan Singh in Rajya Sabha on February 20, 2014 towards the bifurcation of the Andhra state. 

The idea is reportedly the brainchild of former MP from coastal Andhra and former Congress minister Konatahala Ramakrishna.

Ruling TDP and rival YSR Congress has united over the demand of special status for the state. 

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