Spl. Status paves way for development: YSRCP

Spl. Status paves way for development: YSRCP - Sakshi Post

Reiterating that special status is the only route that would pave way for development of the state, YSR Congress has said that unless TDP Government pronounces its stand on special status the Partnership Summits would only be nothing short of self-promotion and publicity boost.

"The union ministers have made it very clear that the special status and special package are not in the offing for Andhra Pradesh and the development indicators are weak despite the tall and false claims of Chandrababu Naidu, party leader Botsa Satyanrayana told reporters here on Wednesday.
The three-day Partnership Summit at Vizag has signed some 361 MoUs with various companies which are supposed to bring in lakhs of crores of investments. Attracting investments and entrepreneurs is a positive step but these could be feasible only when the state gets special status and the Party being a coalition partner should first put in all efforts to achieve the special status.
The investments and figures mentioned in the MoUs signed are hyperbolic and during the previous term of TDP as well three were many Partner Summits but not a single major industry has come up. Now what the TDP is doing is organising Partnership Summits and going on a MoU signing spree which gives instant publicity and self-promotion but yields no tangible results without the special status, he said.
Citing an example, he said, majority of the MoUs were in the power sector signed with 20 companies at an estimated cost of Rs 1.14 lakh crores to generate 17,000 MW. The TDP entrepreneurs and the sons of Chief Minister and a cabinet minister have interests in power sector is a known fact. ‘However, Chiandrababu Naidu during his recent visit to China had signed a MoU for the generation of 9,000 MW. What happened to it is not known. There was also a MoU for setting up 100 hotels with an investment of Rs 2,500 crores. This is not a realistic feature and it is only a publicity stunt and self- promotion," he said. The TDP government has to make its stand clear on special status and how it has been pursuing the matter with its coalition partner, he said.

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