SRIKAKULAM: Leader of Opposition YS Jaganmohan Reddy alleged that the government and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu were misleading the people over the Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh. The Chief Minister is frequently touring various nations inviting investors to come to AP. If Chandrababu Naidu gets the SCS to the state, he need not tour countries seeking investors. The investors automatically would come to the state to invest if the state offers various concessions under the SCS. According to the UPA government’s assurance to the state in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, once the SCS is bestowed, a large number of industries and establishments would come to AP and the youth would get employment in the state, Jagan said.
As a part of the series of Yuva Bheri programmes, demanding the SCS, a massive public meeting was held here on Tuesday. While addressing the huge gathering, Jaganmohan Reddy alleged that the state government was misleading the people over the SCS. Recalling Chandrababu Naidu’s poll promise in the 2014 general elections, “Babu vasthe Job Vasthunidi” (If Babu comes to power job will come), Jagan pointed out that during his 22 months in office not even single recruitment notification was released.
“Bearing huge financial burden, the parents are spending lakhs of rupees on their children’s education, expecting jobs to their children. However, Chandrababu Naidu was not even pressurising the Centre for the SCS. Investors will come to the State to set up industries as there will be lots of promotional incentives to the investors. But, he (Chandrababu Naidu) will not ask the Centre and has been talking on meaningless issues,” Jagan accused the TDP government.
Jagan appealed to the youth and intellectuals to understand the need of the SCS to the state and called for collective fight to achieve the status.