Hyderabad: AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot understand any language except the language of pressure.
Hence, the Congress party both in AP and at the national level will fight it out to bring Special Category Status to AP, originally promised by the UPA at the time of state bifurcation, he said.
Mr Gandhi added that instead of announcing funds and projects at the time of laying foundation stone for Amaravati capital city, the Prime Minister insulted the people of AP by only bringing mud and water from Delhi.
Rahul Gandhi complimented AP Congress leaders for their effort in collecting one crore signatures demanding special category status to the state as well as paying back in the same coin to the Prime Minister by reciprocating the gesture of bringing mud and water collected from AP to be presented to PM in Delhi.
“You have done an excellent job of fighting for the special status for AP. Though the Congress party has lost everything in AP, your efforts will rejuvenate the party. I have been specifically telling other party units in the country about your efforts,’’ Mr Gandhi said.
He was speaking to the 300-plus Congress workers and leaders who gathered at AICC Headquarters on Wednesday as part of an agitation over the pending demand of according Special Category Status to AP.
Joining Rahul Gandhi, AICC President Mrs Sonia Gandhi said that apart from granting Special Category Status to AP, UPA also promised to fund the Polavaram Project and the new capital city besides adjusting the revenue deficit the state was bound to suffer due to bifurcation.
'The present NDA dispensation is just not bothered to fulfil all these promises and for the last 21 months of being in power, they have not done anything to AP. We are not going to leave the matter just like that, we will fight it out till we achieve all these,’’ Sonia gandhi said.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that unless the Congress party agitated over the issue, the NDA government is not going to grant special status....