The Jaganmohan Reddy government’s bill for 75 per cent jobs to locals is attracting negative attention to Andhra Pradesh at the national level. Bigger trouble started after The Financial Express, an English national daily, published an analysis report on how AP’s new bill will hurt the federal spirit in the country as a whole. More embarrassment came for Jagan Circar as Niti Ayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant posted The Financial Express story on his Twitter handle.
Though Amitabh Kant has not given his personal comment, he highlighted sentences from the paper report on how AP’s bill will hurt Centre-State relations and Pan India job market in future. Niti Ayog is the policy-making body for India. Such action from its CEO badly embarrassed the Jagan Reddy government. CMO Special Secretary PV Ramesh responded on Twitter and requested Amitabh Kant to go through the contents of the bill. He says that there is nothing that will discourage outsiders to come to AP. Interestingly, Ramesh says that the full contents of the bill are still being worked out.
It is a fact that such reservations for locals have proved to be a failure in many states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, etc. But Jagan Circar blindly went ahead to fulfil CM’s poll promise. Niti Ayog CEO’s Tweet is being considered as an indirect message to AP that the Centre will not take the AP bill positively.
Andhra Pradesh's quota for locals hurts federal spirit. “Constitution of India allows every citizen to work, live & move freely in the country. State barriers will impact investment, productive efficiency& uniform labour markets.”- The Financial Express https://t.co/LTLcChvPsv
— Amitabh Kant (@amitabhk87) July 28, 2019