Former union minister and senior Congress leader Pallam Raju said that the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had taken a decision to divide the united Andhra Pradesh only after taking the opinions of all political parties, and had promised to make it up to the residual state by giving it Special Status.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Raju slammed the NDA government for failing to fulfil the then PM's promise though four years had passed.
He said that the Congress would conduct a Rasta Roko program on March 2 demanding that the Centre implement the bifurcation promises.
He said that the party would in addition also stage protest programs on March 7 and 8 at Delhi in this regard.
The Congress had already served notices demanding a discussion on the bifurcation assurances in Parliament, he said.
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