Protesting TDP MPs Dragged Away From Modi's Residence

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Telugu Desam Party MPs were on Sunday detained here by the police when they were going to protest near Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence, demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh.

"The demand being made by them is completely just".

The decision to protest was taken after the party MPs held meeting at Rajya Sabha member and former union minister YS Chowdary's residence in the morning to decide the future course of action.

"This is not democracy, not correct".

He condemned the detention of the MPs.

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The protesting MPs, who were democratically doing protest, were detained on the way by the CRPF, Delhi Police who dragged them away ruthlessly.

The drama ended when they were forcibly marshaled out of Parliament around 8:15 pm after a nod from the offices of RS Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. They had to be forcefully removed later in the evening.

The TDP withdrew its ministers from the central government and later walked out of the NDA alleging that the Centre had failed to fulfil its "promise" of special category status to Andhra. "We condemn this", he said.

"I request everyone, including Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, to advise his MPs to join the hunger strike", she said.

TDP's parliamentary leader Y S Chowdhary said, "We are fighting for Andhra Pradesh's five crore people". Naidu met several leaders of opposition parties and BJP allies to garner support for the no-trust motion, but it wasn't taken up in the recently concluded session due to repeated adjournments in the parliament. The TDP also tried to bring a no-confidence motion against the government.