Jagan starts fast with much hype, After few days his health starts deteriorating, The local and national media surround him all the time, Police forcibly foiles the indefinite fast, His party members will be highlighted in Jagan’s own channel and his partner’s TV channels, alleging the ruling party. This drama continues till he is shifted to hospital and everything settle down. But What has been achieved from this entire episode ?, Publicity ?.
Finance Minister Y Ramakrishnudu says. the 14th Finance Commission had suggested that with the states’ share of central taxes increased from 32 per cent to 42 per cent, granting special status to any state does not make any sense as the states getting 10 per cent more from the divisible tax pool .
The center is giving grant of Rs 350 crores for development of 7 backward districts and till now AP govt received 700 crore. Apart, The Centre has also agreed to fund construction of the core of the capital Amaravati like the legislative assembly, the secretariat..etc. There is not much to gain from special status , says the minister.