Cong seeks PM’s clarification on Andhra spl status

Hyderabad, June 12 (UNI) Within hours after N Chandrababu Naidu was administered the oath of office as the Andhra chief minister in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Vijayawada on Wednesday, Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh demanded the PM’s clarification on five important forgotten issues including special status to the Telugu state.

Taking to micro blogging platform ‘X’, Ramesh said “Several years ago I made this speech in the Rajya Sabha about the failure of the Modi government to fulfil the promise of the “AP Reorganization Act” of 2014 but unfortunately, that is still true today.”

“Naidu Garu,” Ramesh said, that “unless the issues are taken up with determination, there is no hope of fulfilling these promises even after a third term as Prime Minister ‘.

“Modi should clarify to Andhra Pradesh people on five important forgotten issues – special class status be granted to AP as he (PM) promised in holy Tirupati in March 2014; Pending funds of Polavaram Multi Purpose Irrigation project will be released and stop Privatization of Visakhapatnam Steel plant (VSP); New South Coast Railway Zone be implemented with headquarters in Andhra Pradesh,” he said.

“Modi still needs to grant the various promises of AP Reorganization Act including Kadapa Steel Industry, Dugarajapatnam Port, Kakinada Petro complex, Agricultural University to the state which have been delayed for 10 years,” he added in his post.

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