Jagan addressed a student gathering at PLR convention in Tirupati. He said, Its time to mount pressure on stat and the center to accord the Special category status (SCS) to the state. He said by accorded as SCS to the state, the state would get 90% as grants and 10% as loans, there is no need to repay these 90% grants . SCS accorded state will get 100% excise duty benefits, IT benefits, flight benefits to the industries.
He said, The ruling BJP government headed by Narendra Modi had promised the SCS , some central ministers announced that SCS will be allotted and some denied , creating a confusion among public.
He said, The 14th Finance Commission amending constitution does not apply to SCS to AP as the bifurcation bill was passed by the parliament and its a executive decision, need no amendments.
He said, The state CM Chandrababu Naidu is speaking with Half knowledge as SCS is not a Sanjeevini, Naidu has to known the benefits of SCS , like how it attracts the investment inturn generates employment. He alleged that, Naidu has taken bribes and tried to buy politicians in Telangana and later caught red handedly on audio tapes in cash for vote case. To save his skin from the case he compromised on SCS , said Jagan.