Andhra Pradesh special status row: Amit Shah's letter to Chandrababu Naidu offers little clarity, widens rift between BJP and TDP
BJP president Amit Shah's letter to Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu is filled with rhetoric and doesn't answer key questions such as why the special status for the state has been denied and how far the special package has really grounded. The defence is replete with generalities and accusations against the state government. While giving Centre's version of issues, Shah fails to answer critical questions facing the government.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left no stone unturned in ensuring the growth and prosperity of Andhra Pradesh, the BJP president asserted. But this is not a special favour accorded to the state suffering due to bifurcation thrust upon it, against its interests. The prime minister is constitutionally-bound to work for the growth and prosperity of every state, including Andhra Pradesh.