Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister fresh attack on centre for special category status

Vastavam web: In a fresh attack on the Central government, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today made a strong pitch for the Special Category Status (SCS) and cited the case of certain states.He said the SCS is the right of Andhra Pradesh that no one could deny.Interestingly, in September 2016, Naidu “welcomed” the special assistance measures (economic package) announced by the Centre in lieu of the SCS claiming that it was the “best” the southern state could get.Addressing the co-ordination committee meeting of TDP here, Naidu said the SCS was “our right” that nobody could deny.

“We accepted the special economic package because they (Centre) said there would be no SCS for any state from 2017 as per the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission.”Then how are they continuing SCS for some states? When they are doing it for some states, they should extend SCS to AP as well in the same name,” Naidu demanded.On moving a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government, Naidu said, “What can we do when the BJP has the complete majority? The no-confidence motion will end with one-day debate. We have, indeed, been seeking a debate on the promises made to AP on the eve of bifurcation and how far they have been fulfilled”.

He said a no-trust motion could be the “ultimate weapon” and the TDP was ready to use it.”YSRC (YSR Congress), which dared us to move the no-confidence motion, is now backing out. It’s talking different things everyday. It is concerned only about political gains and not state’s interests,” Naidu said.