'Andhra Pradesh will get special status', says Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu
June 7, 2014 - Hyderabad
Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu was accorded a grand welcome by party cadre when he is on his maiden visit to Vijayawada after being made as Union Minister.
Addressing the gathering Venkaiah Naidu said that whatever the commitments were given to Andhra Pradesh at the time of bifurcation, the BJP Government would definitely honour them. He said that he made a personal request to all the union ministers individually to implement the promises made. He said apart from IITs, medical colleges packages to Uttarnadhra and Seemandhra will be implemented. He said that the people voted the experienced TDP leader Chandrababu Naidu and he should concentrate on the promises he made after he took the reins of the State. He wanted the party cadre to strengthen the BJP and fill the vacancy of Congress that swept way. He said that the Government at the Centre would focus on the development of the two States in all aspects.
The Union Minister said that the Centre is committed to revive all the left over development schemes by the UPA government. He said that the government will revive all the development projects to the tune of Rs 5 lakh-crores which were left incomplete by the UPA government. In addition, the government has also to revise the national highways expansion (project) and the Prime Minister’s Grameen Sadak Yojana.
On Polavaram project, Venkaiah Naidu said that the Centre has promulgated an ordinance merging some villages and mandals of Telangana with Seemandhra in a bid to deal with resettlement and rehabilitation those displaced by the Polavaram project.