Vijayawada: AP Assembly, on Tuesday, passed a resolution condemning the delay by the Union government in implementing the AP Reorganisation Act provisions and also the assurances given by the then prime minister on the floor of the House to Andhra Pradesh that includes according special category status.
The Legislative Assembly, in a resolution, expressed serious concern over the delay in implementation of assurances given in Rajya Sabha during state bifurcation and over the the negligent attitude of the central government in fulfilling the assurances.
The resolution stated that AP suffered huge loss due to unlawful bifurcation of the state. The Assembly, in its resolution, also demanded central government’s assistance for development of Amaravati Capital, sanction of railway zone, steel plant, Duggarajupatnam port, petro chemical complex, increase in Assembly constituencies, setting up of educational institutions and research and development units. Moving the resolution, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said that the central government should sanction special category status to the state and fill the revenue deficit and sanction special package for backward districts.
He said the central government is now delaying the railway zone, steel plant and port on one the pretext or other and asking the state to bear the viability funding gap of `5,000 crore for petro chemical complex. The chief minister said there was no progress in central educational institutions and they may not be completed in the coming two decades as per the funds sanctioned by central government. He said there was delay in distribution of assets between the two states. The central government sanctioned funds for underground drainage in Vijayawada and Guntur and is now, including the amount in Amaravati development.
Though the state government submitted utilisation certificates for the funds released by Centre, they are misleading people by saying that utilisation certificates were not given by state. The Legislative Assembly condemned the negligent attitude of Central govt towards state. Expressing concern over delay in release of funds for Polavaram project, the CM said that the central government has to release Rs 2,500 crore spent by the state. The Assembly condemned the attitude of some people who are in highest position in central government towards the state....