Chandrababu Naidu is busy these days blaming every party for the woes that the State is facing. He blames the Congress for unscientific bifurcation but never told the Congress what is the scientific bifurcation. He blames the BJP for the injustice after bifurcation but never tells what justice is and how he was expecting it. He dropped the special category status demand and accepted special package. He spoke against the benefits of the special category status and had even felicitated the Union Finance Minister and others for the package. After two years, he goes back and bats for special category status and wants everyone, including those who have been fighting for the cause to follow him and back him.
Keeping the special category status row aside, going by the flow of funds from the Central government, it is clear that the flow is alarmingly slow and there was no sign of additional funds required as part of the bifurcation benefits.
With 17 MPs on hand to fight in Delhi, the TDP could do nothing in the last four years. It had failed to get the due share of funds from the Central government, forget about the special funds. The establishment of the 9 Central institutions in the State was delayed as he delayed handing over the required land for the same duly constructing compound walls as desired. Even the flow of funds for the prestigious Polavaram project too is slow as his government is slow in giving the bills to the Centre as required by the government. The Central government had asked Chandrababu Naidu government to give bills separating the works from the main project. But, the State government had mixed up the three components of project works with the land acquisition, rehabilitation and resettlement which is said to be the core reason for delay in releasing funds.
However, Naidu will never admit lapses from his side and rather dumps them conveniently in the rivals’ account. That is what is happening in Andhra Pradesh now, pushing the state into the debt trap as the government’s borrowings increase month after the month. Since there is no flow of funds from the Centre, Chandrababu Naidu’s government is going for external borrowings to run the show.