In fact, Naidu who pulled out of the ruling NDA last year after Modi government denied Andhra Pradesh the special category status aims to send out a message “on Modi not delivering on promises” before Lok Sabha polls 2019.
Opposition party leaders are expected to visit Naidu at the Andhra Bhawan where he will sit on a dharna. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had staged a dharna in Kolkata over CBI bid to raid Kolkata police chief’s residence.
Naidu will begin his fast Monday morning by paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat and to B R Ambedkar at the AP Bhawan.
TDP MPs, MLAs, MLCs will also stage a dharna alongwith the chief minister in a show of strength for the party that faces assembly polls alongside the Lok Sabha elections this year.
Employee associations, social organisations and student organisations will also join Naidu/