Amravati: Amidst speculations of Telugu Desam party parting ways with Modi Government, AP CM Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said the party would take a “right decision at the right time” after Centre turned down AP’s special grant category status.
Displeased with Centre’s decision, Naidu lashed out at Centre saying it was “insulting the sentiments” of AP’s people by not fulfilling the promises made in the AP Reorganization Act, 2014, and also in Parliament.
Addressing a teleconference, Naidu said: “I know what is in your hearts and also the people’s hearts. There is no compromise in protecting the state’s interests. Let us bear whatever difficulty, but we will take a right decision at the right time.”
The Telugu Desam Party chief warned Centre of the outcomes of its decision if it ignores the people’s sentiments.
“We have to stand by the people and step up our fight to fulfill their aspirations. We are not asking for anything more than that is enshrined in the Reorganisation Act,” he said.
He was displeased over reports circulating that the Centre would not grant the state’s demands, particularly the grant of special category status to the people and bridging the revenue deficit (for 2014-15 fiscal).
“You step up your agitation till the Centre specifically addresses all our issues. Let it come clear on the promises made during bifurcation,” he told the MPs.
Yanamala Ramakrishnudu State’s Finance Minister said Centre is not yet ready to resolve AP’s issues despite such serious agitation by the state MPs in Parliament.
He said he also held with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, but no efforts are being made by the Centre to resolve AP’s issues.
“We are basically pressing for three things – the grant of special category status, extension of industrial incentives on par with 11 other states and bridging of revenue deficit for 2014-15. The Centre says special category status is not possible,” he told media, Hans India reported.