Union Minister Sujana Chowdary on Sunday made his stand clear that he will readily reject Special Category Status (SCS) and accept Special financial package from the Central government.
He said, The package announced by the center to the state of Andhra Pradesh, provides all benefits assured by Special Category Status. It’s not correct that SCS will bring everything to the state. The special category status will ensure 90 per cent of finances borne by the Central government while Special package grants 100% funds.
The center has done complete justice to the state with special package. With the existence of 14th finance commission, it is impossible to grant SCS to AP. He said, completion of Polavaram project, Special financial packages to backward districts , Granting funds to fill revenue deficit , Tax constructions, Vizag- Chennai and Chennai – bangalore industrial corridors , all these help the state .
In present scenario, Special package is the best over special status , if the center implements all the promises made in the package , said Sujana.