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AICC swears by Andhra Pradesh special status

Published Mar 18, 2018, 1:32 am IST
Updated Mar 18, 2018, 1:32 am IST
Congress Lok Sabha leader M. Mallikarjun Kharge
 Congress Lok Sabha leader M. Mallikarjun Kharge

Hyderabad: The All-India Congress Committee (AICC) passed a resolution on granting Special Category Status to AP once it came to power. On the second day of AICC plenary session, Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge moved this in the political resolution which was passed unanimously.

It said the creation of Telangana and the successor state of Andhra Pradesh was enacted through the AP Reorganisation Act by the UPA government in 2014, only after consensus by all the major political parties present in erstwhile AP. The then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced awarding Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh among other things in Parliament on February 20, 2014.

Congress express dismay that till date it had not been implemented and even the benefits to the state announced in the Act had been diluted or not implemented. Congress strongly condemned the neglect and injustice to AP by the current BJP-led government and reiterated its commitment to the complete implementation of DrManmohan Singh’s assurances and the provisions of the Act and SCS to AP.

Meanwhile, AICC president Rahul Gandhi recently participated in the protest conducted by APCC in Delhi and said if Congress was voted to power in the next elections the first file to be signed would be on granting special status to AP. Later on the request of AP Congress leaders, he agreed to ensure the passing of a resolution during the plenary session.

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad


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