The Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) Member of Parliament (MP) V. Vijayasai Reddy served a notice regarding the Special Status Category. The notice to take up a debate regarding the Special Category Status (SCS) was served to the Chairman of the Upper House, M. Venkaiah Naidu, on the 19th of July, the first day of the Monsoon Parliament Session.
The Telugu State of Andhra Pradesh is demanding special category status since the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana into two seperate states. The demand was made under the 2014 AP Reorganisation Act. Meanwhile, yesterday’s notice was served under Rule no. 267 of the Indian Constitution.
However, the Upper House did not take the discussion due to the chaos in the Parliament session. Mr. Venkaiah Naidu said, due to preplanned business and discussion, it is not possible for the house to take up the discussion, especially on such short notice.
It is to be noted, Andhra Pradesh has been waiting for the SCS since the bifurcation in 2014. According to the YSRCP MP Vijayasai Reddy, the then Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh assured the State of granting the demanded special status. However, after seven years, still the demand of the Andhra Pradesh Government is pending with the Central Government Cabinet.
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