The special category status is a subject that has done no good but a lot of harm to Andhra Pradesh. The national parties know full well that it’s not that easy to confer status on any state as many other states will start demanding the same. While this is a promise to be fulfilled by the national parties, the YCP and TDP leaders are blaming each other in AP.
The big question being asked now is whether the AP people will forgive Chandrababu on the special status issue. Jaganmohan Reddy terms it as a total failure of the TDP and nobody else. The BJP leaders are also cleverly asking why Chandrababu is not able to bring status despite his lot of political experience.
Interestingly, the TDP leaders are putting the blame on Jagan for supporting the BJP which has not fulfilled the status promise. It’s PM Modi who promised special status at his Tirupati public meeting prior to 2014 election. This is being highlighted as the deliberate indifference of Modi to the AP status cause. Jagan has a secret understanding with Modi and Amit Shah but he is not able to get assurance from them on the status. Rahul Gandhi promised to put his first signature on AP status file. Many promises are being made again around special status. Nobody knows whether the status issue still has hope.