Speaking at the TDP Parlimentary party meeting here on Friday, he said instead of asking the Central government for funds for AP, the BJP leaders are impeding the work of the state government. “I have never neglected the welfare of the state and the people. Discussions were also held with the Central leadership on this issue.” he said while condemning the statements that the Union government gave a formula to overcome the state’s deficit budget.
On the issue of Special Category Status, he said, the Union government told him that there are difficulties in the grant of SCS. “Hence, we have agreed for the special package. In the United AP we had 42 MPs and managed to convince the central government on various issues. However in the bifurcated state, it is difficult to convince them on all issues,” Chandrababu said.