The hunger strike, which has been named Dharma Porata Deeksha (meaning 'fight for justice'), is being held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium. It was initiated at 7:00 am, and will go on till 7:00 pm.
Several ministers are taking part in the hunger strike along with Naidu, while 13 others from his cabinet will be organising fasts in their own districts simultaeneously.
Today also happens to be Chandrababu Naidu's birthday, which he will speand not eating till seven in the evening.
Things went sour between Naidu's Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the BJP-led central government ever since the 2018 Union Budget was released. Naidu and his party are mad that the Centre overlooked their demand to grant Andhra Pradesh the Special Category Status'.
In protest, the TDP has quit the NDA alliance, while two of its ministers resigned from PM Modi's cabinet.
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