YSR Congress President, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that every singular issue TDP has told the Parliament during the no trust vote was highlighted by us during the past four years.
The ruling party negated all of them with disdain and the leader of Opposition has called for a state-wide bandh on July 24 to mount pressure on Centre on Special Category Status.
Addressing a press conference on Saturday, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said, "The no trust motion yielded no results vis-à-vis SCS and other demands of the state as not a single party had voiced concern about us but had used the platform to further their respective agenda right from BJP to Congress and other parties while TDP has reproduced all of the demands, debate and the data we have been circulating for the past four years on SCS and other aspects of the State Re-organisation Bill."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not mention about his assurance on giving 10 years SCS to Andhra Pradesh during his Tirupati meeting.
Also, Congress President Rahul Gandhi did not even spare 30 seconds for the state and the SCS, so did others. The event was virtually hijacked by others for their own political mileage.
"Narendra Modi saying that the special package was given to Andhra Pradesh in lieu of SCS after taking the consent of the Chief Minister calls the bluff of Chandrababu Naidu, who has now been singing a different tune," he said.
Chandrababu Naidu has been going to Delhi on thanksgiving visit which has no meaning as no single party has discussed our state issue and he must be having a secret agenda for the tour.
When we move the no trust vote, time and again during the budget session, it was not taken up for discussion and vexed with the adamant attitude of BJP and the refusal of TDP to join the issue with us, our MPs quit and began indefinite fast in the national capital demanding SCS.
Surprisingly, in the next monsoon session, the same no trust motion moved by TDP would be admitted immediately and discussion was allowed giving TDP 13 minutes time.
However, they were allowed to speak for over one hour during which the TDP MP only reproduces the arguments and data we have shown to the state and country during our numerous dharnas and public interaction programmes.
Other parties do not raise the issue but use the time to further their own agenda and union home minister Rajnath Singh breaks the ice by telling the Lok Sabha that Chandrababu Naidu is our friend and our bond is so strong that it cannot be broken easily.
This could be evident by every development in the state polity and the Union Defene Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's husband Parakala Prabhakar holding a top position in Andhra Pradesh government and Maharashtra BJP leader's wife being on Board of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthams (TTD).
For four years when we have been raising the issue of SCS, Chandrababu Naidu has heckled at us and said, "SCS is not a wonder drug and special package would be sufficient. He thanked Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the s and even passed a resolution to that effect in the state assembly and released a book which boasts that the state had got more than what is due. The Prime Minister ratifies the endorsement of Chief Minister for special package in lieu of SCS," said YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
"The lack of sincerity of BJP and TDP have come to the fore on numerous occasions and after the no trust vote, at least now TDP has to introspect and the only way out for it is to sit on a hunger strike as we have done by the MPs after resigning from the Lok Sabha. Allowing the turncoat MP to speak during the no trust motion shows the level to which the ruling party can stop, he added.
To mount pressure on the state and Centre for SCS, we call for a state-wide bandh on July 24 and appeal to all political parties and organisations to make it successful, said Reddy.