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CPI Flays CM's 'Soft Approach' to Centre

Published: 28th July 2015 05:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th July 2015 05:17 AM   |  A+A-

VIJAYAWADA:  CPI state secretary K Ramakrishna on Monday said it was deplorable that Chief Minister N Chandrbabu Naidu who had gone on a hunger strike in the past in Delhi protesting the injustice being meted out to the state, was now silent even though the Centre had overlooked its obligation of according special category status to the state.

In a letter to Naidu, Ramakrishna said that Naidu during the run-up to the elections had demanded special category status for 15 years but now he does not appear to be bothered even when the Centre trashed his proposals for special packages for Rayalaseem and north Andhra.

Naidu, he reminded, had not taken an all-party delegation to Delhi to bring pressure on the Centre for redemption of promises that had been made in the past, though the CPI has been demanding it for quite some time now. He said: “Though the TDP is a partner in the Union government, it had not been of much use to the state because you have taken a soft approach.”

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