"We are for special category status for Andhra Pradesh", Gandhi said at Jantar Mantar. "We will support AP leaders in Parliament tomorrow", Singh said.
Both Houses of Parliament have seen repeated adjournments with legislators from the state demanding a special status for Andhra Pradesh.
After the Union Budget was released, Andhra CM Naidu was angered by the "injustice" to his state in and said that he was ready to move a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government, but only as a "last resort". "We are for special category status of Andhra and the first thing we will do when we come to power in 2019 is to give special category status to Andhra", he can be heard saying.
TDP MPs also continued to protest outside the Gandhi Statue in Parliament, where they could be seen chanting "We want justice".
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The Chief Minister is believed to have got disappointed when he heard that the Centre had rejected the demand and the incentives to industry on the ground that other States might seek it.
With the obvious rift between central and state governments, the opposition parties in the state including YSR Congress party, Congress and CPI (M), have been organizing agitations, rallies and so on across the state demanding special category status.
Apart from the YSRCP, the centre will also face the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) which has also chose to continue its "fight" to ensure that all the promises made to AP during its bifurcation from Telangana in 2014 are fulfilled. "I will take up the issue with the APCC president and other senior leaders", he added.
Andhra Finance Minister Y Ramakrishnudu, who led the TDP delegation, told reporters after the meeting that they stuck to their demand for special status. Stating this as the reason, the central government denied special category status to AP and instead, assured "special assistance" by promising a "special package" in 2016, to be valid from 2015 to 2020.