HYDERABAD: Hitting back at the YSRC, which had sought his resignation for his alleged failure in extracting special status to the state, chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu thanked Prime Minister Modi for making the Centre announce a package for the state.
"I thank Modi for the package being released to the state. For now, we will take whatever the Centre gives to the state. After that, we will pressurise it to fulfil the remaining promises. We will continue to bring pressure on the Centre, till every pie is released to the state," Naidu said.
The chief minister, who was not allowed to speak on the Centre's package to the state in the Assembly by the protesting YSRC members, later made a statement in the Council on the same issue. While addressing the Upper House, Naidu urged the Centre to set up a mechanism so that all contents in the package, including the promises made in the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, are implemented within a timeframe. "Constitutional safeguards be put in place to implement the package and other promises in such a manner that future governments will not alter them," he said.
He wanted the Centre to announce an action plan on how the package would be implemented within the timeframe. He expressed hope that the Centre would implement all promises made to AP, during bifurcation.