Authorities in Andhra Pradesh Bhawan here were in a fix over former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu sitting on a fast unto death over division of the state.
Official sources said on behalf of Naidu, Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly, who enjoys Cabinet status, a request was made for permission to use the conference hall for a press meet.
But after the press meet, Naidu straightaway went to a concrete platform in the premises of Andhra Bhawan and announced that he was launching his fast.
After sometime, officials got restive and talked to Naidu's son Lokesh and Telugu Desam leaders including it's Lok Sabha leader Namma Nageshwar Rao in a bid to persuade the former Chief Minister not to continue his fast since permission has not been given for it.
Naidu refused to oblige and said he was from the state, he would continue his protest there.
Rao accused the state government of putting pressure on TDP to give up the agitation.
Asked whether Andhra Bhawan authorities would lodge a complaint with police for getting Naidu evicted, an official said the decision has to be taken by the government in Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav came to Andhra Bhawan and expressed solidarity with Naidu. He said this was not the right time to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh.