Protesting against the ruling Telugu Desam Party's decision to change the date of Andhra Pradesh State Formation Day to June 2, YSR Congress Party on Friday said the party would observe November 1 as formation day to "honour sentiments of the Telugu people".
A YSR Congress activist was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly posting "irresponsible" comments on a social networking site on cyclone Hudhud which hit the North Andhra Pradesh coast earlier this month.
The Andhra Pradesh assembly witnessed uproarious scenes Friday as heated exchange between ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and opposition YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) marked the debate on law and order situation.
The Telugu Desam Party established a lead on Tuesday, followed by the YSR Congress, in the elections to rural local bodies for the Seemandhra region, while Congress and Telangana Rashtra Samiti stole the limelight in the Telangana region.
Telugu Desam Party on Wednesday demanded re-election in at least 38 polling stations across Anantapuram, Chittoor, Kadapa and Nellore districts of Andhra Pradesh, alleging that YSR Congress indulged in booth-capturing and rigging on a massive scale.
Building a capital city "better than Hyderabad" for Seemandhra, Rs 500 dole for school students, loan waiver for women self-help groups and hike in social security pensions were among promises made by YSR Congress Party in its manifesto on Sunday.
YSR Congress Party led by YS Jaganmohan Reddy has called a general strike across Andhra Pradesh on Friday against the tabling of Telangana Bill in Lok Sabha while terming it as a "mockery" of democracy.
Hectic lobbying by ministers from Seemaandhra with legislators from the region paved way for initiating debate on the draft AP Reorganisation Bill-2013 in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Wednesday afternoon.