Two YSR Congress leaders, whose indefinite hunger strike in New Delhi for special category status for Andhra Pradesh entered the sixth day, were ‘forcibly taken’ to a hospital on Wednesday, a party Rajya Sabha MP alleged.Five YSRCP leaders had sat on the indefinite strike on April 6.Three of them were hospitalised and discharged later. Mithun Reddy and Y.S. Avinash Reddy, who were continuing their agitation at the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan, were taken to hospital on Wednesday morning.
Police, on the advice of doctors, forcefully shifted the two leaders to the RML Hospital. They pulled and lathi-charged the party cadres who stopped the leaders from being taken, Rajya Sabha MP Vijayasai Reddy told reporters.”We will hold discussions with party president and announce the future course of action,” he said.YSRCP cadres protested outside the Andhra Bhavan and tried to stop the ambulance in which the two leaders were being taken.
The two YSR Congress leaders had on Tuesday urged Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs to rise above politics and resign from the Lok Sabha to press for the demand of special category status for Andhra Pradesh.The YSRCP had taken a lead in campaigning for special status for AP and was the first to announce it would move a no-confidence motion against the government of Narendra Modi. However, the TDP and other opposition parties allege the YSRCP is colluding with the BJP.