Proceedings in the Rajya Sabha were washed out for the eighth straight day today, amid uproar by the opposition and NDA partner TDP on multiple issues ranging from India's biggest Rs 12,700 crore banking fraud, special package to Andhra Pradesh and Cauvery water dispute.
Chief Minister Naidu further criticised the Centre for saying no to railway zone for Visakhapatnam.
Naidu said that he recalled Modi's speech that "the Congress killed the mother (Andhra Pradesh) by delivering a baby (Telangana)".
"The 14th Finance Commission, without making a distinction amongst states, recommended an enhanced devolution of 42 per cent of the central government's tax revenues to states to cover the resource gap".
"Though we have given utility certificates, the centre is giving statements as if we did not submit it and misguiding the public", the Chief Minister said.
The assembly also demanded that the Centre should grant special category status to AP and give all tax incentives and GST exemptions being given to the north-east and Himalayan states.
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The government on Wednesday informed Parliament that a total of Rs 124.76 billion has been released as special assistance to Andhra Pradesh, which includes Rs 25 billion for establishment of the new capital city of the state.
AP state Assembly has passed a resolution condemning Centre's indifferent attitude.
The Centre, by "failing" to respond to the state's concerns, was causing deep anguish among the people, the Chief Minister said. It is much higher for our state which was divided against the public will and is in hard situations after unjustifiable division.
"Hence we are strongly asking him (to honour the promises made in the Reorganisation Act as well as those made in Rajya Sabha by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh), Naidu said".
Union minister of state for home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said the central and the Andhra Pradesh governments have been working together to implement the provisions made in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 (APR Act, 2014) which include establishment of several institutions and launch of certain projects, as mentioned in Schedule XIII of the Act.
Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu asked the members to return to their seats and allow the Zero Hour proceedings. "Given the situation, we want to get as much as we can, both in funding and political mileage from the BJP before the alliance breaks formally", said a senior TDP leader, who did not want to be identified.