It is common fact that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister-elect Nara Chandra Babu Naidu shares very good personal bond with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. And given that Naidu is part of NDA and key ally of BJP, needless to say that Modi offers free hand to Babu whenever he needs some sort of help for the State. Since UPA II gave raw deal to Seemandhra and bifurcated unilaterally, Babu has been maintaining that he need to build the successor State of Andhra Pradesh from scratch. Babu even pointed out at the administrative lapses and injustice done to Seemandhra during the bifurcation. Babu said that there are a lot of apprehensions in people of Seemandhra which need to be clarified.
Going by the latest buzz, Chandra Babu’s recent visit to Delhi is not just meant to personally visit PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. But there is more to it. Apparently, Babu put a condition to Modi that he need “Special Status” to Andhra Pradesh even before he sworn-in as first Chief Minister of State. Babu is reportedly adamant on it and want Modi to grant Special Status for Andhra Pradesh before June 8, Naidu’s Swearing-In. Contrary to UPA’s recommendation to allot special Status for just 5 years, Chandra Babu asked Modi to make it for 15 years. Apparently, Modi too impressed with Naidu’s keenness and said okay it. Now Modi may announce the Special Status to Andhra Pradesh on June 8 itself, going by top sources in the Unioin Government. Looks like, Naidu-Modi combine is going to give fruitful results to ‘deficit’ Seemandhra.