Friday, February 23, 2018
MLC Somu Veerraju today accused Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu of double standards from the very beginning stating that Seemandhra and Telangana were like two eyes for him.
It was Chandrababu who had observed that the Special Category Status would not bring in any substantial benefit to the State, which was the reason why he accepted the offer of special financial assistance. Now, Chandrababu reverted to the argument that SCS was the right of Andhra Pradesh and vowed to fight for it. He said that Chandrababu has forgotten his statement that those protesting in the name of SCS would go jail. That being the case, how should his fresh statement be constructed? , he questioned.
Speaking at a press conference here today, he recalled that Chandrababu had clearly vouched for the special package and even got a resolution passed in the Assembly thanking the Centre for it. TDP MPs had maintained stoic silence in the Rajya Sabha when the BJP took up the cause of the State by demanding that the SCS which the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh proposed for five years, should be ex5ended to ten years under the leadership of Venkaiah Naidu.
Veerraju said that Chandrababu knew that the Polavaram project would not be possible if the seven mandals in Khammam district facing submergence, were not merged with Andhra Pradesh. He should remember that it was the BJP that got an ordinance passed for it amid stiff resistance from Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhara Rao.