Congress VP Rahul Gandhi, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, JD(U)’s Sharad Yadav, CPI’s D Raja participated public rally in Guntur. Speaking the mass gathering Rahul said, The promise of special status was given the ex-prime minister Manmohan Singh on behalf of entire people of India. Congress wanted the state of AP to become a strong state in the country.
He said, Normally states get 70 per cent funds in the form of loans and 30 per cent funds in the form of a grant. But states with special status will get 90 percent in the form of a grant. The money could be utilized for the development of the state. He wondered Why two parties TDP of Chanadarbabu and Jagan of YSRCP are not wanting this money.
Rahu; said, Narendra Modi talks of Hindu Drama and Modi has given the word to people of AP in Tirupati, in front of Lord Balaji temple that he would grant special status for 10 years. Now people have to say What kind of Hindu is Narendra Modi, who went back on his promise given at Tirupati ?.
Narendra Modii has pressured on Chandra Babu and Jagan and that’s the reason they are not talking about Special status. He said, Congress never fears about Modi.
He said Congress will fight for scs till it is achieved. SCS is Right of AP people. Special Status is not a gift, it is people’s right. This is the promise made by ex-prime minister.
He also said, Narendra Modi also promised jobs to youth, Modi promised 2 crore per year but has not given more than a Lakh in last 3 years.
He said, Congress promised Polavaram will be taken upon by the center during bifurcation. But AP CM doesn’t want center’s money because CM is more interested in commissions. This made Naidu forget ScS issue.
He said, Modi and Naidu talk about corruption, Land pooling is the best example of corruption, Congress was the one to stop such corruption. Congress will grant SCS AP, if voted to power in 2019 elelctions, said Rahul.