We Are Dedicated To The Cause

Kurnool, Oct 25: Asserting that the fight for Special Category
Status (SCS) would continue relentlessly, Leader of Opposition YS Jagan Mohan
Reddy has said that they will raise the issue at various forums and will
highlight the issue in the Parliament and if need be our MPs will quit and seek
a reelection to prove the intensity of the issue. 

Addressing the youth at
the Yuva Bheri here on Tuesday he said : ‘ We have to join hands to
put up a joint fight as Special Category Status (SCS) is our future and we
cannot forego it but have to achieve it by a concerted effort. 

When people could
achieve Telangana through sustained agitation why cannot we get the SCS, which
was assured in the Parliament. The leadership has breached the faith of the
people on this count and we have to put up a persistent fight to achieve the
SCS,’ he said. 

We will raise the issue
at all available forums and our MPs will take up the issue in the Parliament
with all the vigour and if no assurance comes in the ensuing budget session,
our MPs will not go back in quitting their seats and seek reelection on the SCS

Showing the AV clippings
of Narender Modi, Venkaiah Naidu and Chandrababu Naidu assuring special status
in the public meeting during elections, he said, ‘these people have gone back
on the poll promise. We need people who honour their words and have

While Venkaiah Naidu has
asked for 10 years of special status and not five years as he gestation period
would be more than three years, Chandrababu Naidu has went ahead and asked for
15 years. They were in opposition then. Narender Modi told a public meeting
that the concept special category status to Andhra Pradesh was that of Venkaiah

After coming to power
they started watering it down and started speaking in a different tune and even
started telling that SCS is not the only solution.SCS gives the states many
incentives which attract more investors who will open up new industries
creating more jobs benefiting youth. SCS was assured in lieu of Hyderabad which
houses 70 % of industries and if the status is given, every district will turn
into Hyderabad, he said.  Arun Jaitley has given a statement mentioning a
package late in the night and Chandrababu Naidu has welcomed it though what was
mentioned in it goes against the interests of the state. 

Arun Jaitley has scaled
down the assurances given in the State Reorganization Act and read it out as a
special package which Chandrababu Naidu had welcomed. Some of them include,
Duggirajapatnam Port which was mentioned in the Act that the Centre would take
it up but the Finance Minister’s statement says that it would done through
Public Private Partnership (PPP). The funding of Polavaram too was brought down

The Chief Minister, as
he could not face the Opposition in the Assembly, went the Council to thank the
Prime Minister for the special package, organized felicitation programmes for
Venkaiah Naidu and went to Delhi to personally felicitate Arun Jaitley.

This shows his lack of
concern for the people.We shall continue to fight for the SCS outside and
inside the Parliament he said and asked the youth to join the fight which would
shape their future. 


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