Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu will hold a protest in New Delhi against the central government. His “Dharma Porata Deeksha” is said to be against the Modi government’s alleged failure to expedite its role as envisaged in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, and other promises such as granting special status.
Naidu has hired two trains for more than one crore rupees, to ferry the crowds from Anantapuram and Srikakulam.
The Andhra Pradesh state government release read thus: “Government of Andhra Pradesh has decided to hire two special trains with 20 compartments each from South Central Railways, Secunderabad, i.e., starting one (1) train from Anantapuramu and another from Srikakulam to reac New Delhi by 10.02.2019 to transport interested political parties, organisations, NGOs associations, etc. to participate in one day Deeksha (protest) at New Delhi on 11.02.2019 to be led by the Chief Minister.”
The statement also mentions the amount sanctioned for hiring the trains to carry the protestors. “Government after careful examination hereby accord administrative sanction for an amount of Rs. 1,12,16,464/- (Rupees One Crore Twelve Lakhs Sixteen Thousannd Four Hundred and Sixty Five only).”