The Central government should honour the sentiments of people of Andhra Pradesh, said Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Referring to no confidence motion introduced by TDP in Parliament, the Chief Minister said that though they have knowledge on majority of BJP in the House, they introduced no confidence for implementation of state bifurcation assurances.
Speaking to media persons here today, the Chief Minister said that he came all the way from Amaravati to Delhi to explain the nation why they moved no confidence motion and what they are expecting from NDA govt. He said that they are demanding the fulfilment of promises made by Narendra Modi before elections at Tirupati. He said that Narendra Modi addressing a meeting asked us to build a capital better than Delhi.
The Chief Minister said the Modi government failed to fulfil the assurance of special category status to AP. Addressing a meeting in AP commenting on state bifurcation, Modi said that the UPA government killed the mother to save the child and now we are demanding the BJP led government to save the mother (AP). The CM questioned why the Central government hesitating to accord special category status on the pretext of objections from 14th finance commission, at the same time extending the facility in 11 states.
Comparing the reply of Modi in House as irresponsible, the Chief Minister clarified that he did not take U turn on special category status and it is the BJP government that took U turn on special category status assurance. The Chief Minister took objection over comments of PM on himself and Telangana CM KCR. He said the central government has been humiliating people of AP by denying release of funds to various projects. He said that the Central government should release funds for Polavaram project and financial assistance to backward regions on par with Bhundelkhand package.
The chief minister said that the central government released only Rs 1500 crore for Amaravati and Rs 650 crore for central university, though the state government allotted lands worth Rs 1600 crore.
The Chief Minister made it clear that the struggle would be continued for justice and thanked all the political parties for extending support to TDP in moving no confidence motion.