Andhra Pradesh Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has stated that injustice has been done to Andhra Pradesh during bifurcation.
TDP chief expressing “pain” over bifurcation of the state , came down heavily on YSRCP and Congress. He said, State bifurcation was a Historic blunder of 125 year old congress party and people of the state are not going to forgive the party. Bifurcation has hit Andhra Pradesh hard. They have been facing a severe financial crisis.
He said, Congress is playing drama with the private member bill , just to corner TDP ,but it has lost faith of the people. He said, Congress MPs didnot support TDP MPs in Lok Sabha over special status. The optics of the Congress in Rajya Sabha aren’t allowing any discussion on the issue of Special Status for Andhra Pradesh.
He also found fault in YSRCP chief Jagan for criticising him instead of criticising the central governmnet. He advised Jagan to stage protest in Delhi rather calling for a state wide bandh. He said, the APS RTC had lost over 4 cr in one day. They do not want the Opposition to call for a bandh & further put our revenues in trouble by affecting businesses. It’ll hit them hard.
Speaking about special status, He said, He spoke with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on phone and the finance minister has promised him to help the state . Naidu requested Jaitley to announce the same in Lok Sabha, which resulted in Arun Jaitley’s statement in the House that “GOVT LOOKING INTO DEMAND FOR SPECIAL STATUS FOR ANDHRA”.
Naidu said, He has made 23 trips to Delhi to talk to the Centre on the issue of Special status and the assurances to AP in the Act. They need to continuously engage with the Centre and resolve their issues. They will fight for justice for Andhra Pradesh.