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Arun Jaitley About Special Status And Special Package

08 March 2018, 01:40 | Marta Robbins

TDP pulls of NDA government, Chandrababu Naidu says 'tried reaching out to PM but sadly, he was unavailable'

Special Category Status

The two ministers are civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and minister of state for science and technology, Y.S. Chowdary.

The sources said that Chandrababu Naidu would explain to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the circumstances that led TDP to quit from the Union cabinet over phone. Within a few minutes of commencement of the session, Lok Sabha was adjourned by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan after TDP MPs rushed into the Well holding placards with slogans "Do Justice to Andhra Pradesh". The TDP MPs, including the two ministers, unanimously agreed with Naidu during a teleconference that Jaitley's statement was disappointing and discouraging.

Special, area-based sops were introduced by the Fifth Finance Commission to share the development cost of economically disadvantaged regions; hence the inclusion of the north-eastern and northern hilly states.

During the meeting at Amravati, Naidu is said to have called the Centre's attitude towards its demands "very disparaging and unacceptable".

Earlier in the day, TDP leader Naidu in the Assembly said, "We allied with BJP only because of the special category status".

The minister explained that the finance commission which devolves funds out of the Centre's residual resources to the states as part of the central schemes, is designed for the Centre to finance 60 per cent and the States 40 per cent.

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"After the bifurcation bill was passed in 2016, Jaitley had categorically expressed before media that special assistance measures were earmarked for Andhra Pradesh". We are willing to satisfy every condition. So, one of the promises was, the should be given special category status. Naidu had repeatedly insisted on special category state status for Andhra Pradesh following mounting pressure from the opposition.

The TDP has been demanding the Centre to fulfil all commitments made in at the time of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in 2014.

On Wednesday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley assured that funding equivalent to special category states will be given to Andhra Pradesh, instead of granting the status to the state.

But then, Naidu just stops of doing that and only accused the Central of discriminating against Andhra Pradesh while giving funds for projects to other states.

He saw the whole episode as a matter of Rs 4,000 crore due in the revenue deficit in 2014-15.



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