Man climbs tower in Delhi to demand special status for Andhra Pradesh

The man has been sitting there for one-and-a-half hours, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Madhur Verma said, adding that efforts were being made to bring him down.

Published: 27th July 2018 03:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th July 2018 10:01 AM   |  A+A-

Man atop a tower in Delhi demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh. (Photo: Shekhar Yadav/EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI:A man climbed a tower near the Metro Bhawan here demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh today, police said.

The man was seen holding a banner that read, "AP need special status (sic)".

The man has been sitting there for one-and-a-half hours, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Madhur Verma said, adding that efforts were being made to bring him down.

A fire tender has also been rushed to the spot.

A political battle over the special category status to Andhra Pradesh had led to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) walking out of the NDA.

Last week, the TDP moved a no-confidence motion against the government in the Lok Sabha over the issue, although the move was defeated.

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