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  1. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu seeks all-party support to AP Reorganisation Bill

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu seeks all-party support to AP Reorganisation Bill

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today said it was the responsibility of all political parties in Parliament to undo the injustice done to Andhra Pradesh in the matter of its bifurcation.

By: | Vijayawada | Published: July 26, 2016 7:47 PM
"I want all parties in Parliament to ensure that the AP Reorganisation Act-2014 be implemented in true spirit," Chandrababu said. (Reuters) “I want all parties in Parliament to ensure that the AP Reorganisation Act-2014 be implemented in true spirit,” Chandrababu said. (Reuters)

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today said it was the responsibility of all political parties in Parliament to undo the injustice done to Andhra Pradesh in the matter of its bifurcation.

“The Bharatiya Janata Party has a larger responsibility in this regard. All parties should come to the rescue of Andhra Pradesh as they had contributed to its bifurcation by supporting the AP Reorganisation Bill (in 2014),” Chandrababu said.

He was referring to the stalemate in Rajya Sabha for the last two days over the private member’s bill, moved by Congress member K V P Ramachandra Rao seeking special category status to AP.

“I have asked the TDP MPs to do everything to safeguard the interests of the state,” he said, stating that his party was hence supporting the private member’s bill.

“I want all parties in Parliament to ensure that the AP Reorganisation Act-2014 be implemented in true spirit,” Chandrababu said.

“I raised this issue at the Inter-State Council meet on July 16 and reminded the Chief Ministers of all states about the irrational bifurcation. Not only was injustice done to AP but we were insulted. I asked them to undo the injustice as all parties were responsible for the division,” the Chief Minister said at a press conference here this afternoon.

He wanted expeditious implementation of all the provisions of Reorganization Act and assurances made by the then Prime Minister on the floor of Rajya Sabha, the most important among them being grant of special category status.

The execution of Polavaram as a national irrigation project, extension of special financial support for construction of new Capital, sanction of railway zone at Visakhapatnam, special package for development of backward regions, provision of tax incentives for rapid industrialisation and release of balance grant to bridge the resource gap were some of the other demands he raised.

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