Naidu Attacks Rahul, Blames Cong For Bifurcation

AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu lambasted Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for trying to arouse emotions of the people by promising to grant Special Category Status instead of saying sorry for bifurcating the State.

Amaravathi: A day after Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on special category status for Andhra Pradesh in Guntur, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu attacked him saying that Congress was responsible for bifurcation of the State.

It was reported that Naidu speaking on the fourth day of Nava Nirmana Deeksha criticised Congress that instead of saying sorry to the people of Andhra Pradesh for the unethical bifurcation, it is trying to play with sentiments in the name Special Status.

He defended his government’s decision to settle for the special package announced by the Centre.

During his visit to AP, Rahul promised SCS to Andhra Pradesh if his party is voted to power in the 2019 Assembly elections. Naidu accused the Congress of stoking emotions.

Alleging that Congress which did not take any measures to ensure legality for the SCs, he said that Congress was now utilising the topic for its own interest.

Incidentally, Congress did not gain much in either Andhra Pradesh or Telangana after bifurcation, though it is the party which is responsible for it. In Telangana, people gave all the credit to Telangana Rashtra Samithi, while in AP people were angry with Congress for bifurcating the State. In fact, Congress government promised special status to Andhra Pradesh for five years during the debate on Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill in Parliament.

Even during the 2014 elections, both the parties, BJP and TDP, had promised the special status for 10 years.

After BJP came to power, the Centre ruled out special status, citing a report of the 14th Finance Commission.

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Telangana and stay a night at Osmania

  • Rahul trip to Medak 
  • To talk about farmers
  • To interact with students

HYDERABAD: AICC Vice President Rahul Gandhi is expected to take up a “Rythu Bharosa Yatra” in Telangana in second week of May. Besides wooing the farmers in distress, Rahul had reportedly accepted to meet with students at Osmania University. According to TSPCC, Rahul will interact with the students and professors in a program called ‘face to face’. It is also learnt that Rahul Gandhi will stay a night in the university.

 It is being stated that Rahul Gandhi will reprimand the state government for its failure to prevent farmers’ suicides in the state. He may touch upon the issue of about 700 farmers for ending their lives in the state after TRS came to power. During his yatra, Gandhi is planned to woo the farmers in the state that the congress would fight with the government for their cause.

Telangana Congress leadership is making arrangements for a trip in Medak, the home district of chief minister Chandrasekhar Rao, and plan to interact with the farmers, according to the information. Gandhi’s visit is to boost the ailing Congress in the state, which was accorded by the AICC during UPA Regime.  (NSS)

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