It is now clear. The special category status issue has gradually gone into the dustbin, as the Centre is in no mood to have any reconsideration on the same.
Surprisingly, even those political parties and their leaders who cried from roof tops that they would not rest until they achieve the special category status to Andhra Pradesh and make it a major political issue in the next elections, too, have gone silent.
While power star and Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan, who waged an aggressive war against the Centre on the special category status issue, has now gone silent.
And YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, who threatened to take the Visakhapatnam beach by storm by organising Jallikattu-type of protests to demand special category status to AP, also has stopped talking about it, thanks to his new-found friendship with Bharatiya Janata Party.
At the two-day plenary held at Amaravati on July 8 and 9, Jagan made a lengthy lecture and virtually released his election manifesto with nine promises which he said would be implemented if he was made the chief minister. But, he conveniently ignored even to mention the special category status to AP.
The YSRC president, who had once threatened to make his MPs resign from their seats and fight the by-elections on special category status plank, completely ignored the issue now. With Jagan himself keeping silent, the special category issue is now more or less dead!