The center has made it clear in Rajya Sabha today , union minister HP Chowdhary replying to private member bill of Congress MP KVP Ramachandra Rao , said granting Special Status to Andhra Pradesh is not possible.
HP Chowdhary said, The center has granted 700 cr to backward districts of the state and 2500 cr for construction of capital . There is no point in granting special status when developments funds are given and special incentives are also given in Taxes . He said, 14th finance commission report (Niti aayog) has stated not to give special status to a general state .
Reacting to the Centre’s statements, KVP said, the Centre’s statement was unfortunate and would not giveup their fight.