After so much of ordeal protests and mental stress to TDP, a sensational comment on ‘AP Special Category Status’ by the Ministry of Finance has shocked everyone.
The Ministry of Finance has confirmed that granting Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh would be highly skeptical. It further added that AP is giving incentive to eastern states and they may also demand for the same.
‘Today, you claim it is Telugu people’s sentiment. If we grant the Special Category Status to you today, tomorrow Tamil and Malayalam people will come up with their sentiment. We will be forced to take them into consideration. Fulfilling the ‘Special Package’ is more beneficial than anything else. The AP Government failed to justify even a single rupee granted by the Centre. It is absolutely nonsensical to ask that. Tax incentives are not at all possible. Andhra Pradesh politicians are raising political heat among them, in name of self-respect,’ said the Ministry of Finance.
This came as a heart-wrenching statement for many people who had hopes on Special Status. Looks like the future is now turning bleak.