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Centre Will Not Grant Special Status to AP: Rajnath Singh

17-10-201817-10-2018 05:30:00 IST
Updated On 17-10-2018 16:59:16 ISTUpdated On 17-10-20182018-10-17T00:00:00.000Z17-10-2018 2018-10-17T00:00:00.000Z - 2018-10-17T11:29:16.046Z - 17-10-2018

Centre Will Not Grant Special Status to AP: Rajnath Singh
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday made a strong statement and said that the Centre would not be providing AP with any status as they are already doing ‘so much’ for the state.

He added that the government has been providing AP with all possible support and will continue giving special treatment to state to ensure its development. Singh also questioned the unnecessary politics being played on the issue and said that all the provisions in AP Reorganisation Act, 2014 will be fulfilled

"I still don’t understand why he (Naidu) quit the NDA. The Centre open heartedly did a lot for AP and has been implementing the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014 with full honesty and in letter and spirit. The state is being given a whopping Rs 2,06,910 crore in the form of the 14th Finance Commission grant in addition to the Rs 22,130 crore revenue deficit grant. Of the Rs 4,170 crore resource gap (caused by the bifurcation), Rs 3,979 crore has already been released. The state government is supposed to complete these projects promptly but it is still stuck with SCS. It is only hoodwinking people and not completing the projects," Singh said at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the new BJP headquarters in Guntur.

Questioning whether TDP was truly committed to the welfare of the state, Singh said, “If TDP is really interested in benefit of people then why did they join hands with Congress? A party that itself is on ventilator.”

A special status was promised to AP during bifurcation by then Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. BJP, however has been maintaining a stand of not according special status to AP as that provision has been dropped by the 14th Finance Commission

 

 

 


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