Will the Prime Minister grant special state status to Andhra Pradesh: Congress

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New Delhi. Amid Telugu Desam Party leader N Chandrababu Naidu taking oath as Andhra Pradesh chief minister, the Congress on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should clarify whether he will grant special status to the south Indian state.
Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh also said that unless Naidu raises the issue aggressively, there is little hope that the Prime Minister will take any action.

“I had given a speech seven years ago in Rajya Sabha about the failure of the Modi government to fulfil the promise of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act of 2014. Unfortunately, this is true even today. Unless Naidu takes up the issue aggressively, there is little hope that the Prime Minister will take any action,” Ramesh posted on social media platform X. “The Prime Minister should clarify whether he will grant special status to Andhra Pradesh as he promised in the holy city of Tirupati in March 2014,” he said.

“Will he release pending funds for the Polavaram multipurpose irrigation project? Will he stop the privatisation of the Visakhapatnam steel plant which his government has undertaken?” Ramesh asked. The Congress leader also asked the Prime Minister, “Will he finally approve the various commitments made in the AP Reorganisation Act – including the Kadapa steel plant, the Duggirajupattanam port, the Kakinada petro complex and an agricultural university for the state – on which he has been dragging his feet for ten years?”

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