The two-day long aerial seeding programme will cover 374 hectares in Krishna and 1080 hectares in Guntur districts.
Uday Bhanu, a kirana shop owner, left behind a suicide note in which he called upon students to fight for special status. He made it clear that the YSRCP will continue its fight till the Centre announces special status to Andhra Pradesh.
According to family members, Rao discussed the issue with them last night and explained how the special status would help the unemployed.
Mr. Venkaiah Naidu pointed out that about nine States have been seeking the special status for the sake of taking Central support in different areas including poverty alleviation, industrial development and so on. Another person died of heart stroke in Kurnool on Friday.
Earlier, Ramishetti Lakshmaiah (55) committed suicide in Nellore district on the same issue on Thursday.
Under attack from the Opposition, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Union Ministers last week and placed the demands for special status, a development package better than the “Bundelkhand package”, construction of multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project (which has been given national status) and assistance to develop the capital city, among others.
Vijayawada: Police Commissioner Goutam Sawang urged people today, to co-operate with the police in maintaining law and order during the bandh called on Saturday by the YSR Congress, demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh.
The Prime Minister had directed NITI Ayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya to work on the issue and prepare a road map.
A case has been registered in this connection and investigations are underway, police said.