KVP seeks steps to implement SCS, other promises to State
Congress Rajya Sabha Member Dr K V P Ramachandra Rao here on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately arrange to issue necessary executive instructions for implementation of various provisions of AP Reorganisation Act,
New Delhi: Congress Rajya Sabha Member Dr K V P Ramachandra Rao here on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately arrange to issue necessary executive instructions for implementation of various provisions of AP Reorganisation Act, particularly recalling the promises of conferring Special Category Status (SCS), establishment of separate railway zone, Special Economic Package to Rayalaseema and Uttarandhra districts and on the issue of release sufficient funds to Polavaram irrigation project and all other provisions of the Act.
In a letter to Modi ahead of the Prime Minister’s March 1 visit to AP, Dr KVP conveyed the deep anguish of five-and-a-half crore people of the successor state of Andhra Pradesh over the sheer neglect and the utter disregard meted out to them by the Centre during the last five years, particularly in implementing the provisions of AP Reorganisation Act 2014 and assurances given by the then Prime Minister on the floor of Rajya Sabha on February 20 2014 with the demand, support and consensus of the then opposition BJP.
The people of the state were still able to recollect and visualise the days exactly before five years, just before the last general elections, when the “PM, other senior BJP leaders and leaders from allied parties were blubbering and sobbing for the injustice done to the people of the state due to bifurcation and promising all that exists between earth and heaven to them if voted to power”.
All that the Modi-led government needed to do was pass executive orders implementing the provisions of the Act and nothing more. It should not be a problem if one has even an iota of honesty in him, Ramachandra Rao said.