Amaravati, Feb 28: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here on Thursday wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the failure of Central government to fulfill the state bifurcation assurances even after five years.
The Chief Minister stated that Narendra Modi completed 57 months as Prime Minister. As Chief Minister, he visited Delhi 29 times to urge the fulfillment of AP Reorganisation Act 2014 assurance. Besides several representations submitted during the visits of Prime Minister to the state and series of efforts fell in vain despite of several appeals, he added.
The Chief Minister said that Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goel announced South Coast railway as part of long pending demand of Visakha railway zone. The abolition of 172 years old Waltair division and causing a revenue loss of Rs 6.500 cr to AP reveals the revenge of central government towards AP. He said that the Central government once again cheated the state by diverting the freight revenue to Rayagada division and including the meagre passenger revenue to South Coast zone.
The central government once again hurt the sentiments of North Andhra People by hurriedly announcing South Coast railway zone without mentioning Railway recruitment board. He said people of AP are not ready to be cheated once again. The Chief Minister said the Prime Minister announced Rs.1000 crore towards victims of Hudhud four years ago and yet to release Rs.360 crore. He said the Prime Minister failed to visit Srikakulam though both the Srikakulam and Vizinagaram districts suffered heavy property loss in the recent Titly cyclone.
The Chief Minister posed questions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi why the central govt failed to fulfill the state bifurcation assurances including special category status. UNI