Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution, expressing regrets on the delay at the fulfilling of AP Reorganisation Act assurances 2014.
The AP Assembly expressed its vehement protest and exception at the delay, taking place in fulfilling the AP Reorganisation Act 2014 provisions and the indifferent attitude of the Centre in this regard. A resolution on the issue was adopted, debated and passed in the Assembly.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that as per the Re-organisation Act, the Centre is to extend financial assistance for the construction of capital city Amaravati, establish railway zone, steel factory, sea port, Petro chemical industry, various national institutions and Central University. Moreover, the Assembly constitutions should be enhanced. The then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made a statement in the Rajya Sabha while bifurcating the combined AP state, assuring the grant of Special Category Status (SCS), fill-up revenue deficit, financial assistance to the backward districts, establishment of railway zone, sea port and steel factory.
The CM explained that the Centre now is stating that the establishment of steel factory in Kadapa district is not profitable and raising technical objection to establish sea port at Dugarajapatnam. Moreover, the Centre had put the Rs.5000 crore Viability Gap Funding on the state government to establish Petro chemical industry. The construction of structures for the national institutions was going in tardy manner. As per the present allocations of funds, even after 20 years, they could not be completed, he said.
Mr.Naidu added that the Centre extended fund for the construction of drainage system in Vijayawada and Guntur cities and telling that the amount was given for the construction of capital city. Utilization Certificates (UC) were given to the Centre but the they were telling, the UCs were not given by the AP government.
The Centre is yet to reimburse huge amount for the construction of Polavaram project to the state. The Centre granted Special Package instead of SCS to provide assistance to AP but the Centre failed in providing help under Special Package as well. He said that he visited Delhi for 29 times, setting a side his ego, but did not yield needed results. Mr.Naidu said that the SCS had become a sentiment related issue in the state and the same was apprised to the Centre also. The Union Finance Minister spoken in ridiculous manner when asked for help for AP, which the AP Assembly had taken seriously. The Assembly condemned the indifferent attitude of the Centre in fulfilling the Re-organisation Act 2014 provisions. The Speaker table the resolution and the members passed unanimously.
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