Finally, AP Government moved the Supreme Court against the Modi-led NDA Government for not honoring the promises of AP Reorganisation Act 2014.
In the affidavit submitted to the Apex Court, State Government highlighted denial of Special Category Status which include Tax Incentives for Industries. Even the nominal financial assistance for AP Capital, Backward Districts, National Project Polavaram & Educational Institutions has been mentioned.
AP Government informed Supreme Court about denial of Visakha Railway Zone, Duggirajapatnam Port, Petro-Chemical Complex among many others. It complained Centre didn't pay attention to the division of 142 Educational Institutions between AP and Telangana post bifurcation. Even sanction of Rs 1,050 crore instead of Rs 24,350 crore sought for seven Backward Districts was mentioned in the affidavit. Failure in compensating the Revenue Deficit and denial of major allocations deserved by the residuary state has been covered.
What can Chandrababu Naidu achieve by approaching Supreme Court less than one year before 2019 Elections? Is it another Election Gimmick?