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Special Category status to AP: Is it a political drama?

VELAGAPUDI (GUNTUR), NOVEMBER 23, 2017
Though special status is not an ingredient of the AP Bifurcation Act of 2014, the state of AP was promised special category status for five years by Congress and BJP went a step ahead and promised special category status for ten years.
BJP came to power and believes that it cannot grant SCS to AP but promised to support the revenue deficit of AP.
AP state ruling party TDP is the ally of BJP and facing political embarrassment on this issue. TDP does not want to pull out of the NDA instead adopted a PPP policy (plead, pursue and petition) strategy to get special status.
Leaders of opposition parties ie YSRCP, CPI, CPM and others have been organizing meeting and rallies, dharnas to demand SCS. The rally and agitation that was planned are being disrupted by police.
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu blamed the opposition and said that genuine political fight should take place at Delhi level and opposition’s campaigning and the rise of hue and cry over the issue locally in the state is of no use and it is only done by them to derive political mileage.
If the opposition is so serious about the issue it should be discussed in the Assembly.
At this juncture, there are many other states asking for special category status and the Centre is not in opposition to granting it. The ruling BJP does not have any presence in AP, so it is not much bothered about political backlash.

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