VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh government lodged the complaint in Supreme Court against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government for its failure in honouring the promises made under AP Reorganization act.
In the affidavit submitted to the court, the AP government said the union government promised to accord
special category status to the bifurcated Andhra Pradesh and also tax concessions to the residuary
The AP government also brought to the notice of the court about the centre’s promise on the financial
assistance extended to AP after the bifurcation of the state.
AP requested centre to announce Rs 24,350 crore special package for the backward districts of the State but
received only Rs 1,050 crore. For Polavaram, centre has to release more funds. The government also
accused the centre of not completing the process of division of 142 educational institutions under
Schedule – 9 of the Act between AP and Telangana. The establishment of steel plant in Kadapa was also pending
The union government had not paid attention to setting up of Duggirajapatnam Port, Petro Chemical
Complex and formation of a separate Visakhapatnam Railway Zone.