Special Status high on our agenda

 YSR Congress would raise the issue of Special
Status to Andhra Pradesh besides other issues during the ensuing Parliament
Winter session beginning from Tuesday. 

After the Parliamentary party met with Party President YS Jagan
Mohan Reddy, the Party floor leader in Lok Sabha, Mekapati Rajmohan Reddy told
reporters here on Sunday that ‘special status is high on our agenda and we will
take up the issue at every available forum and opportunity. 

Special Status was promised to the state in lieu of forgoing
Hyderabad and this compensation cannot be equaled by any measure other than
fulfilling the commitment,’ he said.

 Even when Prime Minister Narender Modi had come to the State,
there was a faux pas on part of Chief Minister and he had exhibited the
ambiguity over special status and special package.

 By any means special package is not a substitute to special
status. There is a move to club all the assurances given during the division of
the state and convert it into a special package which is unfair and we will
fight it out. 

The second major issue on our agenda is the hike in MSP to
farmers and demanding the Centre to give orders for the FCI to procure the
paddy from farmers.

 The other assurances like creating a railway zone in
Visakhapatnam were also not fulfilled.

 All assurances given during the division of the state should be
fulfilled and we will raise the voice the people in the Parliament, ‘he added

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