Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said on Saturday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has no liberty to step in Andhra Pradesh (A.P.) without fulfilling all the commitments given at the time of bifurcation.
Mr. Naidu led out that the Special Category Status (SCS) word was given in the Parliament, which the BJP was supposed to accomplish but it took a U-turn due to its narrow political objectives.
“Rahul Gandhi repeated in Tirupati that he will give SCS if his party comes to power. We will help those parties which support the cause of A.P.”, Mr. Naidu said.
Addressing to party leaders at a teleconference on ‘Election Mission-2019’, Mr. Naidu said the order for SCS was supported by all national parties, but to no avail, as the BJP swept it aside on technical grounds.
He said casting votes for YSR Congress (YSRC) president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy was equivalent to voting for Mr. Modi and K. Chandrasekhara Rao (KCR), whose common plan was to build barriers in the growth of A.P.
He showed his resolve to battle against the Central government to secure the State’s legitimate demands that developed from the injustice allotted during bifurcation, insisting that the entire nation was with A.P. in its battle against the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre.
Mr. Naidu said the political position in A.P. was in support of the Telugu Desam party (TDP), distinctly in the dried Rayalaseema region as the government supplied Krishna river water up to the tail-end areas by completing various irrigation projects.
He said that farmers were happy with the TDP government.
As far as the government’s enforcement was involved, Mr. Naidu asked that the party’s rank and file should tell the masses about the slew of welfare schemes completed in the last five years to drive home the information that no other party was as committed to their well-being as TDP.