Protesting the need for Andhra Pradesh’s Special category status. A TDP MP Naramalli Sivaprasad dressed up as Sathya Sai Baba. Sivaprasad is known for donning different avatars to protest particular causes. This time dressed as the Baba Sivaprasad stood outside the Parliament chanting slogans. A number of TDP members joined the MP and yelled slogans for AP’s special status. Sivaprasad earlier dressed as a famous poet, Annamayya for the same protest. He has also donned the avatar of a Lord Balaji devotee. On the last day of the Parliament’s Budget Session, Sivaprasad protested outside the Parliament dressed similar to sage Vishwamitra. Sivaprasad has dressed as a schoolboy and a cattle herder. He’s appeared as Narad Muni and took on the avatar of Parashurama. Sivaprasad is a doctor by profession and has acted in a few movies as well. In 1999, Sivaprasad became a lawmaker and served in the Chandrababu Naidu’s cabinet as a minister. The TDP party has refused to give up hope and has continued to protest against the Center for not approving a special status to AP. After bifurcation Andhra Pradesh faced a number of problems due to not having a capital in the State. In the bifurcation, Telangana got Hyderabad which was originally the capital of Andhra Pradesh. Since then the Andhra Pradesh Government demanded a Special Category Status for the State. The status will ensure more money is sent towards the State for quicker development. The BJP said it would give Andhra the status, this led to the TDP joining forces with the BJP. But the BJP has denied the status to Andhra after coming to power in 2014. According to the Center, the State received large amounts of funds but failed to show any progress.