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BJP Not Going to Help AP?

Big Jolt to Andhra People

After unilateral and one-sided division of united AP in which then incumbent Congress and Opposition BJP played their parts perfectly, not even a single promise made then has been delivered by the Centre so far. Forget about the "financial package" to the new capital and "underdeveloped" Rayalaseema, North Coastal Andhra, not even "Special Status" is accorded to the truncated state.

Meanwhile, the recent cyclonic storm Hudhud had created a havoc in Vizag and three other districts. Centre had then agreed to lend its "complete" help is now backing out. PM Narendra Modi rushed to Vizag and categorically announced a Rs 1000 Crore relief package "immediately". The fact is that government has only released Rs 400 Crore so far. Recently, the government of AP has sent the detailed list of losses incurred due to Hudhud and estimated it as Rs 21,908 Crore. The Union Government has now taken a big U-turn and apparently stated that the loss wouldn't be that "much". It has asked AP Govt. to come to Delhi on Monday (Dec 15) to discuss on this matter. It is learnt that Centre is ready to shell out additional Rs 680 Crore but not more than that.

Looks like, the people of Andhra Pradesh are yet again "deceived" by Centre and receiving 'set backs' one after the other. The moot question is why Opposition parties like Congress (at Centre) and YSR Congress (at State) are tight-lipped? BJP, which went to polls that it'd fulfil all the promises made in AP Reorganization Act, is clearly dilly dallying the issue. It's time to recall the popular phrase, "Justice Delayed is Justice Denied." This aptly applies to the successor state of AP.

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