Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs on Sunday protested outside Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg in Delhi demanding special category status for Andhra Pradesh.
All the 19 parliamentarians were detained and taken to the Tughlak Road police station. Delhi Police said, the MPs were allowed to leave but not to march towards the PM house.
"The prime minister is the person to take decisions on SCS. He has to fulfill his promises and that is why we want to raise our demands with him," said one of the MPs Jaydev Galla.
Reacting to their detention, Kejriwal said, "TDP MPs taken to Tughlak Road Police Stn (station) for demanding Spl (special) status for AP. I went and met them at police stn (station) in solidarity. We condemn their detention and fully support demand for spl (special) status of AP."
Led by Chandrababu Naidu, the TDP withdrew its ministers in the union cabinet and walked out of the NDA after the BJP-led Centre denied special category status to Andhra Pradesh.
The TDP had issued no-confidence motion notices against the government.
(With inputs from agencies)