Vastavam web: During his current tour in Kurnool, All India Congress Committee President Rahul Gandhi criticized BJP leadership which failed to do justice to the AP people on all fronts in the past four years of its rule.He recalled that when the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promised special status for five years, the BJP leaders demanded it for 10 years.But after coming to power, the BJP did nothing to fulfill that promise while at the same time taking a totally different stand, he said.
He deplored that the BJP had not hesitated to carry out a misinformation campaign to leave an impression that the status couldn’t be possible. Referring to other aspects, Rahul said that the BJP leaders had also failed on promises such as Kadapa steel plant, development of backward regions via special packages, national project status to the lifeline Polavaram project and Vizag railway zone. He promised that he would put his first signature on the special status file after winning the 2019 elections. United AP’s last chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy asserted that AP would get special status only if Rahul became elected as the Prime Minister of the country in next election.