Vastavam web: Offering his support to YSR Congress Party leaders sitting in an indefinite hunger strike, rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav today said it was the present government’s responsibility to fulfil the promise made by former prime minister Manmohan Singh to Andhra Pradesh.Yadav, who visited the leaders protesting for the special category status (SCS) at the AP Bhavan here, said, “I believe in a democracy where, what is said, is done, and what is done, is said. Be it any government, the former PM has given a word in Parliament about the SCS and the present government has to implement.”I was present in the Rajya Sabha when then PM Singh promised it. Even after four years, nothing has been done. The PM is the top institution in a democracy. The present PM should implement what his predecessor had promised,” he said.
Out of the five leaders sitting on the indefinite hunger strike since April 6, Y V Subba Reddy (57), Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy (73) and Varaprasad Rao Velagapalli (64) have been admitted to the RML hospital.P V Midhun Reddy (40) and Y S Avinash Reddy (33) are continuing the protest.