Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu reels out numbers for SCS
Vijayawada: Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu who attended the fourth governing council meeting of Niti Aayog in Delhi on Sunday reiterated the demand of according Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh.
He detailed numbers to push his demand for SCS. He said that the contribution of the agriculture sector which was 23 per cent in the combined state in 2013-14, is 34 per cent in 2017-18 for AP.
The service sector which generates higher tax revenue and higher per capita income, contributes about 44 per cent to the economy of AP — Telangana (63 per cent), Tamil Nadu (57 per cent), Karnataka (64 per cent) and Kerala (64 per cent) and all India average of 53 per cent.
"The per capita income of the combined state of AP was Rs 89,214 for the year 2013-14. The per capita income of remaining 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh for the same year stood at Rs 82,870 whereas it was Rs 1,12,162 for the state of Telangana.
Despite the highest average economic growth in the country during the last four years, AP with a per capita income of Rs 1.42 lakh continues to lag behind the other southern Indian states which have crossed the mark of Rs 1.74 lakh per capita income, with a gap of Rs 32,000 per person in AP,” he added.
BJP hits out at AP cm for kejriwal meet
AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu supporting his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal has not gone down well with the BJP. Its national spokesperson G.V.L. Narasi-mha Rao said both the CMs had some common tendencies — agitate to cover up failures.
He wrote on his Twitter handle: “AP CM Chadrababu Naidu & Delhi CM @arvindkejriwal have one thing in common. Both have horribly failed to perform as CMs. Their fasts, protests are to hide their failures. AP CM @ncbn is also 'wasting' public money on 5-star protests, farcically claiming to be doing so for funds (sic)."
In another post, he said, "As Chief Minister, @narendramodi governed superbly despite a highly hostile Cong govt at Centre launching a personal witch-hunt. As PM, he adopted a friendly approach to states. CMs who protest exhibit their incompetence. @ArvindKejriwal (sic)."