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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in trouble to keep his election promises with Andhra Pradesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in dilemma, on what to do to get back the love and affection of the people of Andhra Pradesh? As what he had promised in the elections, he has failed to keep up with his words even after two years. To surpass this worrying situation, what he is thinking is not known to anybody, but it is his main responsibility to keep his promises. He has got a good name internationally, but should carry on with the same domestically. If he can provide special status to AP, his name will become memorable in politics.

Special category status to Andhra Pradesh is nothing but an unmemorable one according to the answers given by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitely in Parliament a couple of days back. With this the future of Andhra Pradesh has been pushed into darkness by the Modi government.

The Andhra Pradesh state which is struggling with revenue loss of more than sixteen thousand crores since it was bifurcated, is not being funded by the Centre. The Central government is not at all committed to any special packages or grants till now. After the Bihar special package amount announcement there was some movement in the political circles that Prime Minister Modi would announce it, but it was not done.

Finally it was cleared in the Parliament that there was no question of special status to any state as per the 14th finance commission recommendations.

Now the state of Andhra Pradesh is at the cross roads unable to choose its path. The Telugu Desam leaders had been warned by the Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu not to react upon the Centre's answer. State's BJP leaders are also maintaining silence about the happenings.

Even though the Centre's attitude is much unimpressive towards the state, Chandrababu the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh is cool and cannot let his tongue slip and has also warned others not to accuse anybody in BJP. But opposition in AP is making hue and cry that Telugu Desam should snap ties with BJP.

Narendra Modi promised during the 2014 electioneering that Andhra Pradesh would be given special status. Now the special status question has faded away. Now the problem is Prime Minister Modi's and not Chandrababu's. PM Modi has to keep his words. He has to search ways to keep his promise, and according to the 14th finance commission recommendations if it is not possible then PM has to pacify the people of Andhra in some other way. Chandrababu is silent and thinking that it is the worry of BJP and not his Party's.

Chandrababu is being blamed by the opposition that he is a coward. But Chandrababu is happy indirectly that BJP leaders in the state are mum as their party has failed to criticize the Chief Minister.

To build a world class capital Chandrababu never expected that funds from the Center would come in plenty, but he was making efforts to get loans from international agencies, for which the Central government's permission was needed. To get it without any disturbance he has continued ties with the Modi government.

Moreover, Modi has not uttered anything about special status. All AP people had thought that he would announce a special package like Bihar and other incentives, but he failed to do so.

Already a couple of years have passed since Modi came into power and the remaining three years are left to work for the development of Andhra, if funds are announced at least now.

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