AP Development Hits Road Block In Chandrababu's Rule

With Chandrababu Naidu failed in fulfilling the people's dream of getting Special Status , the development of the residuary state of  Andhra Pradesh hit the road block. The state was lagging behind all other states in industrial and economic development since 2014.  

After the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh,  the residuary state has been promised with huge financial package and special status to the state to promote development in the state on par with other states in the country. In 1969,   5th Finance Commission recommended the centre to give tax exemptions to the backward states to grow financially fast. The recommendation were also approved by National Development Council and special status was granted to  17 states in the late 1990s. At present, 11 states in the country were enjoying special status and receiving grants from the centre also. 

As per the Reorgnisation act, the AP state must be accorded with special status without any delay. But Chandrababu Naidu did not succeed even as his TDP alliance BJP led NDA at the centre.  After granting special status to  Himachal Pradesh, investments flooded the state and nearly 10,000 industries were established in the recent times. 

Chandrababu made hue and cry on special status to AP during 2014 elections and the same issue was included as one of the important poll promise in TDP manifesto. He demanded special status for 15 years when Congress promised 5 years and BJP assured 10 years in the election campaign. 

After assuming the CM office,  Chandrababu threw  the issue in the  quandary and  cheated Andhra people. The CM also had no guts to pull out his men from the union cabinet in protest against the centre's indifferent  attitude towards addressing AP's  special status issue which is considered a lifeline to the state to develop in the future on its own.

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