Veerappa Moily Lambasts Modi For Not According Special Status To AP

Former Union Minister Veerappa Moily lambasted Modi Government for not keeping important promises like Special Category Status and Railway Zone in Andhra Pradesh.

Visakhapatnam: Former Union Minister and Congress leader M. Veerappa Moily said on Thursday that the BJP government at Centre caused injustice to Andhra Pradesh by not according special status to the state. The resolution adopted in the Parliament under UPA’s regime to grant special status has now been thrown to winds by BJP government. The Centre even did not grant a special railway zone with Visakhapatnam as its headquarters, he criticized. The criticism came in the wake of the BJP national president Amith shah’s assertion that Prime Minister Modi extended Rs.1.75 lakh crore to Andhra Pradesh at Maha Sammelan in Vijayawada on Thursday.

Even after three years in the power, the Modi government failed to bring about progress in the country, he alleged. In 2015 alone about 12,000 farmers committed suicide having not received any loans from the banks. “The Centre has failed to lend a hand to the farm and industrial sectors. Modi boasts himself that his is corruption-free government. Could not he see the scams in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Arunachal Pradesh where BJP is in power?” he asked. About 60,000 workers in the unorganized sector could not get employment on any day in 2017, he stated. The government failed in every sector including external affairs. Relations with Nepal and Bhutan were strained. At home, the administration went into the hands of Sangh Parivar, he maintained.

The demonetization did not derive any benefit. The banks had a lowest ever turnover in the past sixty years, he added. The Reserve Bank of India has now reached a stage that itcould not survive without imposing taxes on money transactions, he ridiculed.

Exuding confidence that Congress would come back to power in the 2019 elections, he said that the party would come back to throne like a rising tide. Senior leaders KVP Ramachandra Rao, Dronamraju Srinivas and Vatti Vasantha Kumar accompanied him. Former Union Minister

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