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Special Status is Our Right, Says JP

Published: 04th March 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th March 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

ANANTAPUR:The NDA government at the Centre should implement all the assurances given to the residuary Andhra Pradesh at the time of bifurcation, Lok Satta founder-president Jayaprakash Narayan said here on Tuesday.

It is the right of the Telugu people in Andhra Pradesh to get special category status for their state, he said.

JP.jpgJayaprakash Narayan staged a one-day “Telugu Bhavitha-Sankalpa Deeksha” at Saptagiri Centre here.

If the assurances are not fulfilled, the future of youth in the state would be bleak and unemployment would raise, he said.

He demanded that the Centre implement the four main assurances which were given at the time of state bifurcation. They are: special category status, completing the Polavaram project, funds to overcome revenue deficit and establishment of industries in the state.

While criticising the attitude of the BJP as “burning the boat after crossing the river”, he asked the Centre to complete the Polavaram project within four years by allocating sufficient funds for it. He also asked the state government to release a white paper on budget deficit. Telugu people should decide their future ourselves, he said.

Jayaprakash Narayan said he would conduct similar deekshas in Visakhapatnam on Thursday and in Vijayawada on March 8 and organise a grand human chain across the state on March 16.

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