Eversince the then UPA Government led by Congress decided to accord special status to Andhra Pradesh when it decided to bifurcate to form Telangana, even Telangana representatives started demanding similar status to them also.
The moment the new NDA Government led by PM Modi made a legislation giving special status to Andhra Pradesh, Telangana MPs have been vociferously demanding similar special status for the state.
TRS MP Vinod Kumar yesterday wrote leter to Arun Jaitley, Union Finance Minister asking the Government to grant special status to Telangana on the lines of Andhra Pradesh. He said special status is necessary for Telangna to promote economic growth and industrialisation.
In his letter he mentioned that he came to know that Finance Minister met AP officials and announced special status would be granted in a fortnight and this will hurt the people of Telangana as their officials were not included in the decision making. Citing AP Reorganisation act, Vinod said special benefits should be accorded according to Section 94 (1) of the act.