Congress will grant SCS, says AICC general secretary

The Congress party would grant the Special Category Status after coming back to power in 2019 which would trigger industrial development and generate lakhs of jobs, said former Kerala Chief Minister and AICC general secretary AP in charge Oommen Chandy here on Tuesday.

Addressing the media at the end of a brainstorming session at the Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Mr. Chandy said the State was fed up with the anti-people rule of the Naidu government and also with the Opposition parties as they had failed to take up the causes dear to the people.

“The TDP, a coalition partner of the NDA government, had done nothing to get the SCS for four years but now suddenly its leader did a U-turn. The fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave just a pail of water and mud should have been a wake-up call for Mr. Naidu. And now, he is trying to jump on the bandwagon of the SCS after the main Opposition party has taken it up.’’

Party president Rahul Gandhi would sign the SCS file soon after becoming the Prime Minister. People of the State now understood that the SCS was the panacea for all the problems.

“Both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have promised the SCS and Rahul Gandhiji even brought leaders of coalition parties to Guntur to lend support to people of the State but the CM had done everything to scuttle the movement for it.’’

Pradesh Congress Committee president N. Raghuveera Reddy said people were waiting to see Mr. Rahul Gandhi as Prime Minister. They were vexed with Mr. Modi who had heaped misery on the common man and the CM who had cheated them with the promise to make the state a Singapore.

Padayatra

Earlier, the Congress leaders were welcomed in a huge procession. They took a padayatra from the Mahatma Gandhi statue centre to the Rajiv Gandhi Chowk. Later, Mr. Chandy had a one-to-one interaction with constituency incharges.

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