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Modi govt playing with sentiments of people;Chandrababu Naidu

Modi govt playing with sentiments of people;Chandrababu Naidu

IN A direct attack on the Prime Minister, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu played video clips in the Assembly on Wednesday of Narendra Modi's speeches in the state, both before and after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, in which he assured that Andhra Pradesh would be given special category status.

"You are playing with people's sentiments.It may give you temporary political benefits, but will cause permanent damage to the nation".

"The Centre can not arm twist the states".

In a statement here on Tuesday, Mr Pawan said we received an invitation on Monday night for the meeting which is to be held on Tuesday. Yesterday, the Government held all party meeting with political parties and mass organisations. "It can not happen and we will not let it happen", he asserted.

Chandrababu questioned if it was co-operative federalism or Team India spirit to not honour promises made to a state.

Noting that he had called for peaceful protests, seeking justice from the Centre, Naidu said the Centre would be happy if there was any violence "because it does not want Andhra Pradesh to develop".




Shah's letter triggered a war of words between the BJP and the TDP with the latter calling the nine-page letter "a pack of lies and half-truths".

The Andhra ruling party and the BJP-ruled Centre have been at the loggerheads over the non-issuance of the "Special Category Status" to Andhra Pradesh. "Development, welfare and good governance will not stop in AP", he asserted. After all, funds from the Centre is our right as we are contributors of the tax revenue to the Centre.

According to reports, nobody was convinced of Naidu's explanation as to why he had joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party and joined the National Democratic Alliance government, why he remained silent and even praised the Modi government in the last four years and why he changed his stand suddenly and asking everybody to support his struggle. Neither we are begging nor the Centre is doing charity.

He said there was no truth in Centre's charge that the State Government had failed to submit utilisation certificates as they were already sent. "That would have led to growth in income and eradication of poverty", he noted. He said if necessary the State would float bonds to take up the development works.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.


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