Centre Rules Out Railway Zone For Andhra In Vishakhapatnam
Posted March 13, 2018, 12:06 pm at 12:06
Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar stated that, according to the latest report received from the Home Minister’s office, Vishakhapatnam Railway Zone is not possible. This has sparked protests in the state. The people of Andhra Pradesh are already against the BJP-led Centre for not granting Special Category Status. Adding to this, the latest announcement will only add insult to the injury.
Speaking on the same in the AP Assembly, BJP MLA Vishnu Kumar Raju stated that, ‘Vishakhapatnam Railway Zone will be only possible with the BJP. The issue over special railway zone to Vishakhapatnam is going for the past 25 years. Even in the AP Reorganization Act 2014, they said that a decision will be taken by a special committee. Technically, the Railway Zone may not be possible. But soon, we would consider a ‘Political Decision’. Even I am from Vishakhapatnam’.
Meanwhile, political analysts strongly believe that it is a case of vengeance against the AP Government’s protests against the Centre. The resignation of TDP MPs from the Central Cabinet further strained the ties between BJP and TDP. Parallelly, many believe that the AP Special Category Status row will have a considerable impact on the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections, in which BJP is trying win this time.