Raghuveera Asks Naidu, Jagan To Set Special Category Status Agenda For Presidential Polls
Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh Congress president N Raghuveera Reddy has asked TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu and YSR Congress president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy to set special category status as a precondition to extend support to the NDA candidate for the Presidential polls. He took exception to the ruling and Opposition party in the State joining single alliance with the BJP. He said that the two parties have extended support to the NDA for the Presidential elections and wanted them to use the opportunity to mount pressure on the BJP leadership to grant special category status to the State. He wanted both TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu and Opposition leader Jagan Mohan Reddy to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give special category status to the State, a promise that was made by the BJP and TDP in the 2014 elections.
The APCC president recalled that the BJP had promised special category status for 10 years while the TDP had asked it for 15 years. However, after coming to power, the two parties have gone back on the promise and have finally brought special package in its place betraying the people. He wanted the TDP to insist on the NDA to give the special category status to the State as a precondition for TDP’s support in the Presidential elections.
Raghuveera also sought to remind the YSR Congress of its promise to fight for the special category status to the State. He also asked the YSR Congress leaders to set special category status as a precondition to its support to BJP in the Presidential elections.
He said that the Congress, which had promised special category status had mobilised the support of 11 parties at the national level. He wanted the TDP and the YSR Congress to raise the issue while extending the support to NDA.
The APCC leader called upon the people to mount pressure on both the ruling TDP and the Opposition YSR Congress to fight for the special category status before the Presidential election.