Hyderabad: YSR Congress party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Saturday launched an indefinite hunger strike at his residence in Hyderabad protesting the Centre's "arbitrary" decision to divide Andhra Pradesh and said his party would challenge the Union Cabinet's decision in the Supreme Court.
"We will challenge the Centre's decision (to divide AP) in the Supreme Court," Jagan said at the 'deeksha' camp.
Noting that there were "legal problems" involved in the state's division, he wondered how the Centre could find solutions in six weeks.
"We are opposing the unilateral manner in which the Centre is functioning. How can it go ahead with the bifurcation process without a resolution in the state assembly?" Jagan asked.
"We have never heard of an instance of state bifurcation without a resolution in the Assembly," he said.
The Kadapa MP asked why the Centre shouldn't change its decision "when there is so much happening in the state", when it could revoke the ordinance (aimed at protecting convicted lawmakers) on the intervention of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.
This is the second time that Jagan is undertaking an indefinite fast on the issue.