Congress protests ‘raw deal’ to Andhra Pradesh in Budget 2016

ap budget 2016Nellore: District Congress Committee president Panabaka Krishnaiah said the Railway Budget and Union Budget had disappointed the people of Andhra Pradesh in general and Nellore district in particular.
“It is sad that no new trains, no new halts, no new railway projects were announced. It is unfortunate that no new railway zone was announced,” he said.
He said the Rs 5 crore announced for the Gudur-Dugarajapatnam railway line, Rs 100 crore for the Krishnapatnam Port-Obulavaripalli line and Rs 180 crore for the Nadikudi-Srikalahasti line were insufficient.
Krishnaiah said that AP was ignored in the general Budget and pointed to the absence of any mention on special status for Andhra Pradesh, financial packages for the north coastal districts and Rayalaseema.
He said that the party was making elaborate arrangements to mobilise activists to take part in a ‘Chalo Delhi’ programme and submit one crore signatures in favour of special status to AP.
According to Mr Krishnaiah, 300 people will be leaving for Delhi by AP Express from Vijayawada on March 12 under the leadership of APCC chief N. Raghuveera Reddy.
A poster designed for this purpose was released by Mr Krishnaiah in presence of Congress leaders, workers and well wishers. Senior Congress leaders C.V. Sesha Reddy, Chevuru Devakumar Reddy, Seelam Tirupaiah, Arunamma, Raghuram and Bhavani Nagendra Prasad were present.

Source From Deccan Chronicle

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