Vijayawada: The political atmosphere in the state is going to turn hot in the near future from various developments in view of the Centre's ongoing plans on the Special Category Status (SCS) issue.
Now the political parties are gearing up to highlight the SCS issue once again when the Centre reportedly plans to come out with a special package for Andhra Pradesh soon.
The top leadership of TD and BJP are making plans to counter the opposition parties by highlighting expected developments like railway zone and financial package. Already the Left parties and the Congress will be participating in protests in front of central government offices across the state on September 8. The opposition parties are ready to oppose special package while the TD and the BJP are ready to support them.
The situation seems that, whether it be special package or special status, political parties in AP may split on the issue and take different positions. Especially political parties like the YSRC, the Congress and two Left parties — the CPI and the CPM — would oppose the Centre’s outcome.
All the groups of political parties have clarified that the special category status is acceptable to them only if it included tax incentives, says AP Pratyeka Hoda Sadhana Samithi president Chalasani Srinivas.
The leaders of political parties passed the same resolution and they also want to intensify the agitation. The leaders want to request film hero Pavan Kalyan and Sivaji for further backing on the issue.
Already the TD and BJP have received signals from the Centre on special package, which is presently being readied for state. The opposition parties will not accept it, and now they say they would reject it even if the special status is given for the state by highlighting Budhelkhand package developments. CPI state secretary K. Ramakrishna said that even if the SCS is given for the state, Budhelkhand package should be given for backward districts, as it is also mentioned in the AP Reorganisation Act, he said....