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Baseless diatribe against AP CM

Baseless diatribe against AP CM
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The fact that Andhra Pradesh has managed to secure MoUs worth more than Rs 1 lakh crore in the last three years for establishing 55 industries turns topsy-turvy the partisan politics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The significance of these MoUs lies is that they came against heavy odds and without Centre\'s cooperation. 

The fact that Andhra Pradesh has managed to secure MoUs worth more than Rs 1 lakh crore in the last three years for establishing 55 industries turns topsy-turvy the partisan politics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The significance of these MoUs lies is that they came against heavy odds and without Centre's cooperation.

In the absence of federal spirit and despite the hostile attitude of Centre against Andhra Pradesh, if industry heads decided to enter into an agreement with Andhra Pradesh, it only goes to show the credibility factor of the Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu. Second significance of these MoUs and investments means development coming up in the backward areas of Anantapur, Chittoor and Visakhapatnam.

In essence, AP is also looking at huge job opportunities of, say, around two lakhs or more, due to these investments. Perhaps, this is what is giving Chandrababu Naidu the confidence to take on the Centre and Modi-Amit Shah jodi so confidently. In fact, it is Naidu who declared first that the BJP could get wiped out if all the regional parties come together, burying their differences.

Naidu's commitment to growth and development despite Centre's non-cooperation should be an eye-opener to other Chief Ministers. May be, they could look at the Andhra example and learn from its experimentations a lot more than blindly depending on the Centre's help to develop their States.

Special Category Status is welcome to any State, including Bihar, but it should also come to terms with reality as Naidu has done. Don't wait for the Centre to step in and redress your grievances. Each State in this country has the potential to come good on its own. The only precondition is that its Chief Minister must be that much committed.

The fact that Nitish Kumar is also demanding the Special Category Status now-a-days once again proves that he also feels suffocating. The Centre's promise of its economic package has not been realised here too. Bihar is still reeling under backwardness and Nitish Kumar has no reason to sit back and watch the show helplessly.

The other day, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy declared that he was helpless as far as governance was concerned because of his minority status. Shame on him! He does not mind becoming a Chief Minister, despite being in minority, but when it comes to delivery, he has the gumption to say he is helpless.

If Chandrababu Naidu were to throw the towel just like these guys, Andhra Pradesh would have been doomed completely. One could only shudder at the fate of it. People deserve a Chief Minister who prefers working and delivering good governance, but not the one who seeks excuses.

Whatever may be the reservations one has towards Naidu, one only has to look at his commitment towards development to emulate him. It is time even the Opposition in the State realises this fact and cooperates with him instead of trying to embarrass him at every corner. The litany of complaints against Naidu should stop and the good work must go on.

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