Pressure building on AP CM with Sinha’s statement on special status issue

, 8:17 PM IST

Hyderabad: The TDP government in Andhra Pradesh seems to be under pressure from the Opposition parties after Union minister Jayanth Sinha announced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that as per the 14th Finance Commission recommendation, there was no possibility of according special status to Andhra Pradesh.

After the Union minister’s announcement in Parliament, even BJP leaders in Andhra Pradesh are playing hide-and-seek while the main Opposition YSR Congress Party was mounting pressure on the Chief Minister and TDP government by levelling severe allegations. YSRCP general secretary Dharmana Prasad Rao asked chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu to come out of the NDA.

The YSRCP leader said a fight was inevitable for getting special status to the State and a mass agitation would be chalked out. The Opposition party would extend total support to the TDP government if it wanted to fight against the Centre on the issue. Dharmana said the YSRCP would express its ire on May 10 by organizing storming of district Collectorates across the State. He also said chief minister Chandrababu Naidu should take a firm decision on the special status issue instead of trying to mislead the people. (NSS)