TDP mulls privilege motion against PM, for 'misleading' House on AP special status

TDP mulls privilege motion against PM, for 'misleading' House on AP special status

Courtesy : NJ27/07/2018 07:25

 The Telugu Desam Party said on Wednesday that it is mulling a privilege motion against PM Narendra Modi and union ministers for "misleading" the House on the issue of special status to Andhra Pradesh.

TDP sources said that while the PM and other union ministers have cited the 14th Finance Commission for not being able to accord special status to Andhra, there is no such recommendation in the Commission.

Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu in a teleconference with his MPs asked them to consider moving a privilege motion and asked them to gather support from parties in the House. TDP leaders said that the Centre's claim that 90 per cent of the promises in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act was fulfilled was untrue.

 During the Question Hour, TDP MP Thota Narasimham raised the issue of the PM's speech. "PM Narendra Modi, while replying to motion of no-confidence spoke for one and half hour and made a political speech, but did not mention anything about the assistance that the Centre would provide Andhra," he said.

He demanded that the part where it is mentioned that special category cannot be given to Andhra be shown to him, and said that the Centre is hiding behind new arguments every day. "Now they are talking about SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle). But there's no action on that as well," he said.

In reply, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the allegations are politically motivated. "Thota Narasimham has expressed his anguish and pain over the division of Andhra Pradesh. At the same time, the prime minister, while replying to no-confidence motion often said what we have done for Andhra and refuted the politically motivated allegations. Not only that, he also said the government is for the welfare of Andhra," he said.


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