"Our party MPs will quit on April 6 if the SCS is accorded and as a run-up to the deadline, we have a drawn up an action plan to mount pressure on the SCS and will hold state wide protests and lay siege of collector offices in all 13 districts on March 1", he added. The budget session of Parliament would conclude on April 6.
The differences between BJP and TDP show no signs of abating with the former being secure that Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu does not have any option of an alliance outside the NDA and the saffron party keeping the doors open for Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSRCP to walk in post Lok Sabha elections if it needs the numbers.
"Let us see how the Centre does not come on its knees and grant special category status, if the MPs from both the parties resign from their seats". Mr. Murthy said the main reason for Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy's sudden decision was the threat of losing the opposition party status with Jana Sena Party's Pawan Kalyan, Jayaprakash Narayan and Undavalli Arun Kumar forming a JAC. Our party leaders would protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on March 5, when the Budget session resumes and will fight for the SCS inside and outside the Parliament.
The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has hinted that it may ask its two Union ministers to resign if the Centre does not accept Andhra Pradesh's demands.
Mr Reddy, whose marathon padayatra entered 86th day today, reminded that Mr Naidu described the SCS as lifeline to the state but, however, compromised with the Centre by agreeing for Special Package instead of SCS.
Jagan said the party would adopt the slogan of "Hoda mana hakku, package tho mosapovaddu" (Special category status is our right; don't get cheated with special financial package).