Several students in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday voluntarily boycotted classes demanding Special Category Status (SCS) for the state.
The call for a bandh was given by Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and Students Federation of India (SFI) to protest against the Centre for failing to implement special status for AP and declare a railway zone with headquarters in Visakhapatnam.
Based on the call given by DYFI and SFI, students from Andhra University, Gitam, Petro University and IIM-Visakhapatnam abstained from going to classes and protested, The Hindu reported.
The students took out a rally and organised a meeting that criticised both the BJP and TDP for failing to fulfil their promises to the state as per the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014.
Following the recent Budget session, the state is on a boil for being â€˜ignoredâ€™ by the Centre. The state got a raw deal in the Budget, with no special mention of Andhra Pradesh and meagre fund allocations.
Infuriated with this, the youth and political leaders of the state are agitating against the Centre.
This has also resulted in a deep divide in the alliance between the TDP and BJP. Though the state leaders of TDP and BJP are lashing out at each other, the alliance still continues.
During the recent session of Parliament, the TDP MPs disrupted proceedings and continously protested against the Centre, on the instructions of TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu.
Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan and political leaders from other parties excluding TDP and BJP have also formed a JFC (Joint Fact-Finding Committee).
Recently, Pawan Kalyan asked the state MPs to move a â€˜No Confidenceâ€™ motion against the BJP government during the next Parliament sessions, for which the leader of Opposition YS Jaganmohan Reddy extended his support.
It must be noted that Pawan Kalyan had earlier supported the TDP and BJP in the 2014 elections.