Naidu fumes over protests for Special Category Status

Reiterating that he is not scared of anything, Naidu said the state government is sailing with the Centre in the best interests of Andhra Pradesh and its people.

Published: 23rd January 2017 04:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd January 2017 04:36 PM   |  A+A-

Andhra Pradesh CM and TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu. | File Photo

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu fumed at the Opposition parties for comparing Jallikattu with Special Category Status (SCS).

For the past a couple of days, the leaders from Congress, YSRC, Left Parties and even the actor-turned-politician and Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan are lauding the massive protests by Tamilians in favour of Jallikattu and demanding that the State government should learn lessons from Tamil Nadu for achieving SCS. However, the chief minister took strong exception to the comparison.

"What is the need for a movement for SCS when the Centre announced a special financial package and assured to extend all benefits that will be secured through SCS. Why should we fight for just the name - SCS," Chandrababu Naidu argued, while addressing a press conference at the Interim Government Complex at Velagapudi on Monday.

Reiterating that he is not scared of anything, Naidu said the state government is sailing with the Centre in the best interests of Andhra Pradesh and its people. He found fault with the proposed protest by opposition parties at Visakhapatnam beach and urged them not to ruin the Port City's reputation. On the occasion, he also appealed the youth not to participate in such protests.

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