The self-respect of Telugus and the Telugu pride which had been the issues during the previous elections in the state have now once again come to the fore for the next elections.
While the Telugu Desam Party is planning to raise the issue of Telugu pride by questioning the Centre for not fulfilling the promises made in AP Reorganisation Act, the YSR Congress party has come out with the strategy of making Special Category Status to AP as the issue of Telugu’s self-respect.
On Wednesday, YSRC MP Y V Subba Reddy said the fight for Special Category Status is to uphold the pride of Telugu people as it was mortgaged in Delhi by TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu.
“Our relentless fight and the resignations are for the state interests unlike TDP MPs who have been enacting dramas as per the script as the two union ministers were sitting in the treasury benches when the protests were on, which shows who is sincere on the SCS issue,” Subba Reddy said.
Instead of cooperating with us in achieving the SCS, TDP leaders are trying to distort the sanctity of the of noble cause and they should also explain as to why Naidu had been silent after the Union Budget was announced without any benefits to the State.
It was he who shifted his base and the governance to Vijayawada in a hurry after the cash for vote case.
“We have declared that SCS is the lifeline and our fight will continue and will intensify till it is achieved,” he said.