It is official. The Centre on Tuesday finally made it categorical that there is no question of granting special category status to Andhra Pradesh, come what may and that no additional assistance would be given other than what was earlier agreed upon. CPI and CPM leaders from AP also participated.
He later tweeted: "It is my belief that if the opposition stands united on this issue, we can force the BJP Govt to do justice to the people of Andhra". Special category status was promised and many provisions were included in the AP Reorganisation Act to compensate for the losses AP had suffered due to unscientific bifurcation. There were reports from Delhi quoting finance ministry sources that the Special Category Status (SCS) can not be granted to Andhra Pradesh as the Niti Ayog had said a strict no to grant of SCS to any state, hereafter.
After meeting party workers protesting for Andhra Pradesh's special category status, Rahul Gandhi addressed the gathering, emphasising support for their cause.
The YSR Congress, along with 2,000 Andhrites studying and working in Delhi and other cities, also held a dharna at Parliament Street here to demand the special status for their state.
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"But our (AP) chief minister received a call from New Delhi after which he chose to watch the developments in the coming days, based on which further decisions will be taken".
Member of Parliaments belonging to the Telugu Desam Party continue to step up pressure to ensure that the promises made to them during the state's bifurcation are met. Stating this as the reason, the central government denied special category status to AP and instead, assured "special assistance" by promising a "special package" in 2016, to be valid from 2015 to 2020.
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