The row over Andhra Pradesh special category status

After almost losing steam a year ago, Andhra Pradesh’s demand for special category status has once again become a bone of contention, both in the state and at the centre. The ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has quit the Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP-led) National Democratic Alliance, and five MPs from the opposition YSR Congress Party have submitted their resignations to the speaker of the Lok Sabha.

What is special category status?

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