Union Minister of Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu reacts to Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan for his remarks against him at Tirupati meeting on special category status (SCS) for Andhra Pradesh.
Earlier, Pawan said, He may not have political experience compared with Venkaiah Naidu, but the way he is changing the words on AP Special Status is not correct. Pawan Kalyan has alleged that Venkaiah Naidu has been doing wrong on AP -Special Status.
Venkaiah in an interview to Telugu daily said, It was ‘He’, who demanded special status to AP, when everyone was silent. After 14th finance commission, Granting special status is not feasible as 9 states including Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam and other states are demanding special status.
He said, Some political leaders have started propaganda that Granting Special status would make every district into a Hyderabad and misguiding the people. He was never against Special status as mentioned by some press. But, Special status will not solve all the problems. The only difference is that Special category status states will get funds from center in 90:10 ratio, while other states will get 60:10 ratio, said Naidu.