Delhi Dharna is voice of People

New Delhi) Terming today dharna at Delhi as the voice and ire of
the people, YSR Congress has said that it has no political interests
and it is an action plan to place people's agenda before the national capital
as TDP has been ignoring the vital issue for political and commercial gains.


It was categorically stated in the Parliament that the question of
special status to Andhra Pradesh does not arise by the
concerned minister, none of the TDP MPs or the TDP Ministers have protested but
it was YS Jagan Mohan Reddywho had time and again reminded the issue to
the President, Prime Minister and concerned ministers.


YSRCP has  been consistently seeking special status while
it was TDP which was silent on the issue and one Union Minister of TDP has said
that a special package will be given based on the recommendations of an expert
committee yet to be set up


"The concerned
minister and the Finance Minister have categorically stated that special status
cannot be given to one state as the Finance Commission recommendations are very
clear on the subject. Outside the house some leaders of BJP and TDP tried to
create a story that the restriction does not apply to Andhra
Pradesh", senior leader and former minister Botsa satya narayana  added.

If that is the case why
did they not mount pressure on the concerned minister to rectify his statement
is the question. The answer is simple. TDP has bargained for some political and
commercial benefits in lieu of the Special Status and has been allowing the
issue to be dragged.

He said they will not
allow this and our leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will lead the dharna in the
national capital to sound the mood and voice of the people on special status
and at the same time highlight the failure of TDP in addressing the issue even
15 months after the NDA coalition took over," he said.

The 14th Finance
Commission recommendations are only alibi to drag the issue. Former Prime
Minister AB Vajpayee had assured special package to Uttarakand and it
was granted. In parliamentary democracy, cabinet decisions take precedence over
the recommendations of any Commission or Committee, he said.


"Similarly the
union cabinet has taken three decisions on issues pertaining to our state. The
Polavaram project and submergence issue, electricity and special status. While
the first two have taken shape why is the third one left out, unless there are
some vested interests.

He accused that the TDP
is trying to eke out political and commercial benefits by being silent on the
issue and the party leaders accusing us of politicizing the issue is baseless.
The dharna in Delhi is part of the action plan of our party to highlight the
double standards of TDP and the delay by the Centre in according to special
status to the State. 

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