Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley once again made it clear that Andhra Pradesh will not be accorded special category status, but the state will be provided monetary compensation through externally aided projects.
Reacting on the ongoing agitations he said, Only YSRCP and Congress activists are agitating as they don’t want the state to be progressed.
He said, the opposition parties would look back as what they have done to the state in the past 10 years of Congress regime, only 94 crores were given to the state as monetary benefit till 2014. In the last two years , the center has given thousands of crores filling the revenue deficit and for other necessities.
He said, In the history of India, the overall package that was given to AP in the last 27 months or that was announced, has not been given to any state.
He said, the Centre already released Rs 3,975 crore towards revenue deficit of 2014-15 and balance will be released in instalments. They have already given Rs 2,500 crore as support for the state capital. A further amount of Rs 1,050 crore has been given for backward area grants.
He said, the state will get monetary advantage equivalent to what it would have got if it was accorded the special category status.