"The Congress Party supports the just demands of the people of Andhra Pradesh for special category status and speedy completion of the Polavaram project". All the parties joined hands and made public protests against BJP and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "The issues are being sorted out and the concerns over other promised projects will also be solved amicably", he told the media.Dismissing allegations that the Centre was treating AP in a step-motherly fashion, Haribabu defended the NDA government by citing the financial assistance released for various Central schemes in the State. This grant comes as a reimbursement for the Rs 3,217.63 crore spent by the state over this much-deemed project.
"Just because we don't speak doesn't mean we have not done anything for Andhra Pradesh".
The state government, run by the TDP, has been attacking the Centre following the presentation of the Union Budget, saying it has ignored the state. Also, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme will receive Rs 31.76 crore from the new allocation.
The Centre will bear all revenue deficit for the entire period of the 14th finance commission and a total of Rs 22,113 crores will be paid to Andhra Pradesh as grant for the five- year period.
Apparently, the BJP has got this doubt after seeing the TDP MPs going to Congress leader Sonia Gandhi to have a chat, Congress party floor leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge serving a notice for a discussion on the implementation of the promises given to Andhra Pradesh in AP Reorganisation Act and the tweets of Congress president Rahul Gandhi supporting the demands of the TDP MPs and expressing his solidarity with them.
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The BJP on Saturday described as "propaganda" the charges made by the state's MPs from the TDP, YSRCP and Congress in Parliament of ignoring their demand for special category status and urged these leaders to focus on development rather than politicising the issue.