Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Politics
1-min read

Demanding Special Status for Andhra Pradesh, Naidu Hits Out at Centre for Not Granting Financial Package

At a public meeting in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said pecial status is our right and now I am demanding special status for the state.

Sakshi Khanna | CNN-News18

Updated:February 23, 2018, 3:02 PM IST
Demanding Special Status for Andhra Pradesh, Naidu Hits Out at Centre for Not Granting Financial Package
File photo of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. (PTI)

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu publicly demanded Special Category status for the state while hitting out at the Centre for not granting a special financial package.

"Special status is our right and now I am demanding special status," Naidu said at a public meeting in Anantapur district on Thursday.

At the meeting, Naidu questioned why the central government was denying special status to Andhra Pradesh.

"Our government agreed to special package because Centre cited the 14th Finance Commission’s stand that special status was no longer being given to any State. But special status continued in other states. This means what we were told is not true. If others are given, then why Andhra Pradesh is being denied the same?" Naidu asked.

Naidu also hit out at BJP led Central government for not fulfilling the promises made in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. "We went with BJP for the sake of doing justice to Andhra Pradesh. All the promises and assurances given in Rajya Sabha must be honoured. There cannot be any compromise," he said.

The main opposition YSR Congress has been mounting pressure on the ruling TDP government and BJP-led central government with their slogan "Special Status is our right, do not get cheated by Special package".

YSR Congress has also announced agitation programs from March 5th in Delhi, when the budget session resumes. The party has also announced moving a no-confidence motion against the BJP government and also threatened to resign on April 6th, if state is not granted special status.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

| Edited by: Ashish Yechury
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch


Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results