Wednesday, December 27, 2017
YSRCP MP Y.V.Subba Reddy has sought budget allocation for Special Category Status and completion of Polavaram in the pre-budget consultation organized by the Union Minister Arun Jaitley today. He submitted a letter to the Minister in which he listed Special Category Status, package for backward areas of the State, Polavaram National Project, creation of new railway zone in Visakhapatnam and sufficient budgetary allocations for institutions in the State.
Subba Reddy said that his party had no doubt that the Centre was committed to implementation of the AP Re-organization Act but it did not seem to be doing anything towards assurances given by the then Prime Minister on the floor of the House. He said without granting SCS, it was not possible for the State to compete with neighboring States like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana which all had vibrant capitals that acted as growth agencies. He urged the Minister to grant enough funds so that the project could be completed as per schedule.