Protest against special package announcement of special category status
The CPI, AIYF, AISF AP Pratyeka Hoda Sadhana Samiti and other organisations opposing the proposal of the special package demanded special category status (SCS) to the state and announced continuation of protests and agitations till an announcement of SCS by the Union government.
The pro-SCS organisations formed a human chain in protest at Guntur on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, CPI state assistant secretary M. Nageswara Rao alleged that Union minister for urban development M. Venkaiah Naidu was the first person to demand SCS for 10 years in Parliament during the bifurcation of United AP state, but now he is trying to cheat the AP public through special package.
He recalled that Prime Minister Narendra Modi also gave a promise about SCS during election meeting at Tirupati and he was also deceiving the AP public through gimmicks of special package, Mr. Nageswara Rao sought Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu to pressurise their election ally BJP for SCS at this crucial moment.
AP Pratiyeka Hoda Sadhana Samiti district secretary J. Ajaykumar claimed that the SCS was the constitutional right of the AP public and further claimed that the BJP-led Union government cannot refuse it. He predicted that the public of AP, mainly youth and students, will desert the BJP and the Telugu Desam for their shameless politics about SCS and would teach a befitting lesson to the two parties in the next elections.
AISF state president M. Subba Rao, Aituc district organising president K. Malyadri, AIYF district president B. Sagar and others, addressed the gatherings, raised slogans demanding SCS and warned of continuation of protests and agitations till the announmcent of SCS by Union government.
Note : CPI STATE assistant Secretary M. NagesWara Rao alleged that M. Venkaiah Naidu Was the first person to demand SCS for 10 years in Parliament.