The BJP came up with a new demand for separate Rayalaseema state to counter political parties seeking Special Category Status to AP. The saffron party raised the separate Rayalaseema demand to divert the attention of people from special status. In a meeting held in Kurnool, the local BJP leaders released a declaration. In the declaration, they sought setting up the High Court and second capital in Rayalaseema region, and allocation of Rs 20,000 crore for Rayalaseema in the state budget. Other demand includes conducting Assembly session in Rayalaseema once in a six months.