He said, After bifurcation bill in 2016, Finance Minister Jaitley categorically expressed before media that we are giving special assistance measures. But even after one and half years, they have done nothing. That is why people are agitating. You are not implementing special assistance measures and not giving special category status, whereas, for 11 north-eastern states special category status benefits being continued for another 10 years.
Arun Jaitley said that the Narendra Modi government is ready to give the monetary equivalent of special status as a special package to Andhra Pradesh. He said, Willing to give ‘special package’ to Andhra, but ‘no special category status’.