Venkaiah Naidu the Union Urban Development Minister hammered media for misrepresent his comments on Special Category Status to AP. Mr. Naidu said stating that he never said AP was denied Special Status and Centre is still working on possibilities and its very much on the cards.
Venkaiah Naidu: “Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has given an assurance on Special Status to AP in Rajya Sabha. Even BJP supported it and there is no doubt about it what-so-ever”.
When Naidu was asked about the date of implementation of Special Status, he replied that Centre will have to convene a meeting of National Development Council to convince Chief Ministers of all other states for according Special Status to AP.
‘Special Status can’t be granted just like that! It should do with everyone’s consent and It’s a time taking process’ he quips.