During his one-day fast demanding Special Category Status (SCS) for Andhra Pradesh, AP CM Chandrababu Naidu warned PM Modi that he will teach BJP a befitting lesson if SCS was not grated within 3 days.
Naidu said that parliament would conclude within 3 days and questioned: “We are ready to show the accounts for what you have given to state, but are you ready to show accountability for on the taxes that you have collected from Andhra Pradesh?”
“I warn you (Modi). You promised to give Special Category Status, hence we entered into alliance in 2014. You promised during election campaigns and even at Amaravati foundation. You have made other promises but conveniently ignored all the promises after electing as Prime Minister. Yesterday you visited Guntur to attack me but not solve even a single promise.”
“Personal attack on me by Modi is unwarranted. I am reminding you that you must fulfil all the promises given by you to state. Otherwise, we know how to get them. It is our self-respect. I warn Modi to stop attacking personally. You have two days only.”, Chandrababu Naidu said.
“When the rulers show discrimination on a state or caste, then there is a need to fight. Today we came here all the way to protest against Central government. The Rulers have to keep the Dharma in mind. Modi missed it. He did not fulfil the AP Reorganization Act”.
“We did not have economic capital in the state after bifurcation, hence the central government announced the Special Category Status. But, the Modi government did not give.”
“Present Finance Minister and Vice President of India had demanded the Special Category Status for ten years in Rajya Sabha when they were in opposition at the time of passing the bill.”
“There are 18 commitments by the central government in the Act. One of them is to provide financial support to the AP under Revenue Deficit grant to a tune of Rs 16,000 crore but gave only Rs 3,900 crore and remaining was withheld.”
“The backward districts grants are also not released by the central government. They have taken back Rs 350 crore after giving to AP, which is nothing but misbehaviour, unjustifiable, highhandedness of Modi. They don’t have right.”
“Kadapa steel plant did not sanction. Petrochemical corridor, Polavaram project not keeping their word. Last cabinet of the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh passed a resolution that the central government will bear the burden of completing project. So far, the central government did not accept the second detailed project. But we completed 65 percent of works.”
“Capital city, we need Rs 5 lakh crore to make a city like Hyderabad. They promised to sanction Rs 3500 crore but released only Rs 1500. They did not extend the Assembly seats, a miserable failure.”
“Imbalance of development led to unrest among public in AP,” he added.
“We came here to express our solidarity to MPs who have been fighting in Parliament,” said AP CM Chandrababu Naidu.