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The Centre owes Rs 75,000 crore to Andhra Pradesh, as mentioned in the report of Lok Satta founder Jayaprakash Narayan and before that in the report of Joint Fact-Finding Committee, he said.
Grant of special category status to states is out of the purview of the Terms of Reference of the Finance Commission.
The protesting leaders said it was YSRCP that first took the decision to move a no-confidence motion against the Centre and the party MPs had quit the Lok Sabha on the issue.
On the other hand, YSRCP Rajya Sabha MPs V Vijaya Sai Reddy and former MPs of Lok Sabha also staged a protest demanding SCS, which, they said, is the right of people of AP.
When asked if Modi’s visit to the State would be akin to pulling the rug from under the TDP’s feet with respect to the steel plant, a BJP leader replied in the negative.
Chandrababu-Rahul joint campaign for grand alliance in Telangana amid special category status clamour
Rahul Gandhi and Chandrababu Naidu, who exhibited bonhomie during their meeting earlier in New Delhi, will share the stage in poll-bound Telangana.
The TDP is aligning with the Congress in the interest of the nation in general and the State in particular as the grand old party has assured to accord special category status.
While YSRC requested the commission to also recommend Rs 60,000 crore grant for reviving the economic situation in the State, the BJP sought higher allocation of funds for backward districts.
The argument of the State government is that the SCS was denied citing the 14th Finance Commission recommendations and that it wanted to know the stand of the 15th Finance Commission on the issue.
The Congress president listed commitments made to the State including national status for Polavaram, steel factory in Kadapa, new railway zone, international airport, metro rail and highways.
According to police, Trinath was an unemployed graduate hailing from a middle-class family in Rajamahendravaram of East Godavari district.
Earlier in the day, few TDP MPs protested in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament on the same issue.
'TDP MPs should continue their fight against the Centre. The gross injustice done to AP by the Centre should be exposed on all platforms to safeguard the interests of people of the state'
Modi has failed to fulfil his election promises, it is unfortunate that PM has lied on the issue of SCS to AP in Parliament, says Naidu.
MPs told to stage demonstrations at offices of Union ministries in New Delhi.