AMARAVATI: Patience is the ‘key’ in a political game. However, there is a limit to everything and Chandrababu seems to have realized this pretty late. According to the media reports, the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister has reportedly asked the BJP central government openly on failing to keep the promises it has made to Andhra Pradesh in 2014.
It is learned that Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu was unhappy over the slow pace at which Polavaram project is moving. Also, it is a very well known fact that the state is currently running on a deficit budget. Noting this, the Central government has promised to help Andhra Pradesh financially and also, according to the AP Reorganisation act, it is the Central government who will fund completely for the completion of the Polavaram Project.
But, the ground reality is different. There is a severe shortage of funds and the TDP government is finding it hard to manage social-welfare schemes, Polavaram project and the burden of building a World-class capital right from the scratch. Being an alliance partner, Mr. Babu had remained silent from the beginning despite the opposition creating a furor over BJP backing off of its promise on special status. Political analysts believe that the AP CM remained so thinking that the state government will at least receive financial help as and when required.
Eventually, the TDP government has realized that it is not going well with its alliance partner and has become vocal in the recent time. During an assembly session, the Chief Minister has openly confessed that the state government is not receiving the required aid from the Centre. This will definitely land the BJP in trouble, as there is a chance that the people of AP may consider BJP as the one responsible for the slow progress of projects. Whatever be the case, Chandrababu Naidu has finally taken a brave call by criticising the Centre, knowing very well that they cannot go for election campaigning with incomplete projects.