12 September 2016
BJP Leader, Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Venkaiah Naidu blamed congress party for its malicious propaganda against Central government on special status issue. Venkaiah Naidu alleged that Congress Party has been obstructing development in Andhra Pradesh by creating confusion among the people on special status. He said that Congress party instead of creating awareness on the financial assistance granted by BJP, it is creating confusion on Special status issue. He also said the centre had sanctioned projects worth 2 lakh 25 thousand crore rupees for Andhra Pradesh which is more than what the state could have got through special status. Venkaiah Naidu called for extensive discussion among people on the issue of special status for Andhra Pradesh. Addressing a press conference in Hyderabad, the union minister dared the opposition parties to come out for open debate on the issue keeping in mind the number of projects and financial assistance given by the centre for Andhra Pradesh in the last two years.