Rahul wants parties to unite on AP special status issue
Rahul wants parties to unite on AP special status issue
Rahul Gandhi says Congress supports Andhra demand for special status, asks all parties to unite
12 February, 2018, 03:56
The entire amount is allocated to different heads but the largest share has been granted to the Polavaram multi-purpose project, which is the biggest bone of contention between the ruling party of Andhra Pradesh and the Centre.
The two BJP leaders said that at a meeting on Friday between central and Andhra officials, issues relating to the revenue deficit the state inherited after the bifurcation and the implementation of the special package were sorted out. Congress' KVP Ramachandra Rao walked into the Well of the House holding a banner that read: "Implement Special Category Status, Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, assurance given by PM on 20.02.2014". "Otherwise, we can't believe anything (the Centre says)", TDP MP Jayadev Galla said.
"Today Rahul Gandhi sounds very hypocritical when he makes silly claims standing with Andhra Pradesh", said GVL Narasimha Rao, the party's national spokesperson at a press conference.
"Going by the quantum of releases, the projects could take anywhere between a minimum of 10 years to a maximum of 30 for completion". What allocations were made for the project in the proposed budget?
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The government also released a sum of Rs 253.74 crore and Rs 196.92 crore, for the purposes of the state's urban local bodies and Anganwadi services scheme and the supplementary nutrition programme respectively.
Referring to AP capital Amaravati, Jayadev said while Rs 1.30 lakh crore was needed to build the new city, the State requested the Centre to grant Rs 48,000 crore to construct government complexes like the Secretariat, High Court, Legislature and the like.
"They may call it a cinema script or something else but let them prove if anything listed in it is wrong". Briefing the media, Mr. Venkat Rao said the Centre hasn't released anything special to A.P. during the last three and half years.
It should be noted that both the Houses of Parliament have been adjourned a number of times in the ongoing Budget Session because of the protest staged by the Andhra MPs over their demand of special status to the state. "We are committed to it".
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