Want justice for AP, ready for any sacrifices: Chandrababu Naidu
Telugu Desam Party chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday hit out at BJP led central government for not doing justice to the state.
Addressing a public gathering, Naidu said, "We went with BJP for the sake of doing justice to the state of Andhra Pradesh. All promises made in the AP Reorganisation Act should be fulfilled. Assurances made in Rajya Sabha must be honoured. I am ready for any sacrifice for justice to Telugus."
"The Centre should handhold Andhra Pradesh until it gets on par with other South Indian states in terms of per-capita income. On behalf of 5 crore people of AP, I am demanding the central government to do justice to the state. I am ready for a debate on how much other states got and how much AP got from the Centre", Naidu added.
"I visited Delhi 29 times and met everyone several times. But still justice is not done. Even in the last budget, they did injustice to AP. I am demanding that the Prime Minister and Central Ministers to at least now correct the injustice done to AP", Naidu said.
On Friday, TDP set March 5 as the deadline to BJP led Central government to fulfil all the promises made at the time of bifurcation.
The TDP had been at loggerheads with the Centre over the allocations of funds to AP in the Union Budget.
Naidu had expressed his disappointment with Centre for various issues including the Polavaram project and the Duggirajupatnam port in Nellore district in the Budget.