BJP MP from Vishakhapatnam, Hari Babu Kambhampati, said that the Congress was insincere in its treatment of the special category status to Andhra Pradesh. The BJP MP said that Congress never attempted to include the special category status in the act itself.
Further he said that he was appalled to see Telugu Desam Party join hands with the Congress. “I am amused to see Telugu Desam Party (TDP) joining hands with Congress. TDP was founded by the late NTR who fought against Congress,” said Hari Babu.
In response to Kharge, Hari Babu said that if the Congress were sincere, why did they not include special category status in the act itself. Targeting TDP, he said that when the special category status was being debated, the party did not ask what Andhra Pradesh wanted.
As far as special status is concerned, the prime minister’s statement clearly says – special status – does not contain industrial incentives, he said. Hari Babu assured that the BJP government will work towards the development of Andhra Pradesh.