Rahul Gandhi joins protest at Jantar Mantar, asks PM to give their due

New Delhi, March 6: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday made a dramatic appearance at a Telugu Desam Party (TDP) protest here and backed its demand for the Central government's promised special package following the state's division.

"What is due to the people of Andhra Pradesh should be given to them, at once," Gandhi said while sharing a stage with TDP leaders. The TDP is an ally of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and has been upset over the Central government's failure to grant the special package.

"We are for Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh. The first thing we will do when we come to power in 2019 is give the state Special Category Status.Confident that if we stand together we will convince Government of India and PM that what is due to people of state should be given, " added the Congress president.