Jagan hopes Centre would grant Special Status to AP in future

Amaravati: On Independence Day, AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy hoped the Center would’ve a alter of heart in case not today, within the future, & accord Special Category Status (SCS) to the state following the assure made in Parliament.

Solving the ceremonial function after unfurling the domestic tricolour in the IGMC Stadium in Vijayawada on Sat., the CM stated his own govt has been determined to achieve SCS for the state.

“The govt in the Center is as of now not dependent on different parties (for help), so we don’t watch it granting SCS as of now.

However, in case not today, within the future with the blessings of God we hope the status going to alter & the central govt going to have a alter of heart & accord SCS for the future of the state”

the CM stated.

The state would nevertheless continue to rise the insist firmly for SCS, Jagan asserted.

The CM stated his own govt firmly believed that decentralization (of administration) has been the right policy to heal the injuries inflicted upon the state by bifurcation.

“To make sure that we don’t suffer extra such injuries & that the 3 areas of the state flourish equally, we enacted the 3 capitals legislation.

We’ll shortly lay the foundation stone for the Executive Capital in Visakhapatnam & Judicial Capital in Kurnool”

Jagan stated.

The CM stated his own 14-month rule till now gave true meaning to the terms ‘justice, liberty, equality, fraternity’ as enshrined within the Preamble to the Constitution of India(In).

In-line with the Directive Principles of State Policy & Article 38 (2) enshrined within the Constitution, the state govt initiated a gamut of welfare schemes with SCs, STs, BCs, minorities & economically-backwards amongst the upper castes as the main base, to delete the economic & social disparities.

“By presenting the Village Secretariat system, that is a new chapter within the decentralization of administration, we’ve assured Grama Swaraj as listed within the Directive Principles”

the CM added further.

He observed that the govt doled out INR 59,000 cr within the last 14 mos to different sections under various welfare schemes.

In the context of the steps to remove corruption, new initiatives like reverse tendering & judicial preview have been initiated awhile a review of the recent govt’s decisions led to an total saving of INR 4,000 cr to the exchequer, he added further.

“Fruits of the schemes & initiatives we initiated as of now going to be fully available only after 10-20 yrs..

These aren’t election schemes however those which were aimed in a best socio-economic & political transformation of the citizens of the state,” Jagan summed up.

Previously, the CM reviewed the ceremonial parade by various battalions of the AP Special Police, commanded by young IPS official Vakul Jindal.

Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney, Director Gen. of Police D G Sawang, Principal Secretary (Political) Praveen Prakash & different Sr. authorities participated.