Irving, Texas - 04/14/2018Representatives from Dallas, supporting YSRCP (YSR Congress Party) from the state of Andhra Pradesh, India are on a 1 day long protest for Special Status for Andhra Pradesh india at Thomas Jefferson park in Irving, Texas. This protest is held under the Statue of Mahatma Gandhi. This protest is against the BJP Govt that has promised special status after bifurcation of the state which was never realized. This special status was promised by then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (INC) Indian National congress. Following the bifurcation of the united state of A.P. the residual state lost a large part of its revenue due to Hyderabad remaining as the capital of Telangana. In a debate in the Rajya Sabha on the A.P. Reorganisation Act on February 20, 2014, then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had said that SCS would be “extended to the successor State of Andhra Pradesh for a period of five years.” This oral submission by the then PM has been the basis for A.P.’s claim to the status.