Special Category Status Are you Serious YSRCP!

Jul 03, 2020 10:26 AM

Rajya Sabha member of YSRCP Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose said that Special Status is impossible for Andhra Pradesh. He also said that YSRCP under the leadership of Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy fought bitterly for special category status.

Bose said, “We are still committed to the demand, but I am not confident of getting the status. However, this is my personal opinion.”

Why on earth do they require Special Category Status?

Are they Jammu Kashmir or in a volatile zone where there is a perennial danger to foreign invasion or military conflict?

The answer is No. And special category status is given to those States in India which are dealing with challenges beyond human control.

When Great Andhra and other news channels are confident of Jagan Mohan and his leadership then why are they begging for Special Category Status?

The most hilarious part was when Jagan was about to demand special category status if NDA had fallen short of the majority. But absolute majority dented his dream or maybe he was building castles in the air.

The most startling thing was to expect special category status when the center had already removed it from Kashmir. At present no state will be given special category status. But certain provision is there for 10 states under Article 371, 371-A to 371-H, and 371-J.

The states are Nagaland, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Assam, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Telangana.

The special provision is given to the above states in order to safeguard the cultural and economic interests of the tribal people. Also, to consider the interest of backward region; to deal with law and order issue in deprived regions.

There is no tangible reason for Andhra Pradesh seeking special category status. Here are a few reasons where a state can demand SCS.

  • Low population density or sizeable share of tribal population
  • Hilly and difficult terrain
  • Strategic location along borders with neighboring countries
  • Economic and infrastructural backwardness
  • Non-viable nature of state finances

Andhra Pradesh had reaped benefits of the green revolution and it is the third-largest producer of Rice, groundnuts, sunflower, and cotton. Neither it is strategically located in proximity to an enemy country. Also, the implementation of the 14th financial commission led to the removal of the concept of special category status. Perhaps Great Andhra website should do their homework before accusing the center of not providing the SCS.

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