Andhra CM Naidu says there is unrest brewing in the state


"I am demanding to fulfill their promises", he said.

Speaking at a meeting in Narsaraopet of Guntur district, the chief minister said the Centre failed to do justice to the state despite repeated requests. He claimed that the central and the state governments were sovereign and hence said the Centre can not ask the state government about central funds' utilisation. He said that Ashok Gajapathi Raju continues to be the Union Minister for Civil Aviation, which is proof that TDP remains part of NDA. BJP AP Unit President K Haribabu and senior leader Daggubati Purandeswari have been accusing the state government of not furnishing the UCs for the funds released by the Centre, thereby not paving way for the release of more funds.

Naidu alleged that while the Congress did "injustice" to Andhra Pradesh by dividing the state in an unscientific manner, the BJP had not undone that injustice even after three-and-half years.

"So what I am asking today, Government of India, is if you won't do justice, the already wounded soldiers (of Andhra Pradesh), if you touch them, it will be very painful". "I visited New Delhi 29 times to impress upon the leaders to implement the commitments made during bifurcation of the state".

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For the first time AP CM Chandrababu Naidu's voice went against to Central Government and he gave a warning signal for Center right away. The two parties had fought the 2014 elections in alliance where the TDP had emerged as the second largest party in the NDA in terms of seats won.

Naidu said he was ready for debate on how much the state had got from the Centre vis-à-vis other states.

"State is answerable to the assembly and Centre is to the Parliament. It's not correct to ask the state to furnish accounts", he said.

In fact, Lok Satta founder Dr Jayaprakash Narayana also expressed the similar view that the Centre can not seek accounts for funds it provided to the state. IYR Krishna Rao, who retired as the AP's first Chief Secretary past year, differed with Narayan, saying "When funds are provided by the Centre, it has the authority to call for accounts".