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Why is Andhra Pradesh seeking special category status?

Exceptional Category Status used to be conceded to a few locales that have generally been off guard, contrasted with whatever is left of the nation. This choice was taken by the National Development Council (NDC), a body of the previous Planning Commission, and depended on different components, for example, uneven and troublesome landscape, financial and framework backwardness and non-suitability of the state’s funds. Jammu and Kashmir was the principal state to get uncommon class status, and another 10 states.

Those states that have been agreed exceptional classification status appreciate a few advantages, for example, unique focal help awards, help for remotely supported undertakings being given as 90% stipends (instead of advances, for others), extract obligation concessions and other tax reductions to draw in the industry to their region. The state share in midway supported plans is additionally lower, contrasted with general classification states.

At the point when Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated in 2014, it looked for uncommon classification status in light of the fact that it was off guard, particularly in light of the loss of capital Hyderabad to Telangana. The then-head administrator, Manmohan Singh, had told the Rajya Sabha that uncommon class status would be stretched out to Andhra Pradesh for a long time, to help put the state on a firmer balance. Be that as it may, the Fourteenth Finance Commission changed this.

As TDP has just 16 individuals in the Lok Sabha and 6 in the Rajya Sabha, there is no doubt of any danger to the BJP-drove government, in the event that it hauls out. Nor is the soundness of the Andhra government in question, since the TDP won 102 of the 175 Assembly situates. The move is considered more to be political posing by Naidu in view of the 2019 races when he can consider the BJP responsible for not giving the state exceptional classification status. Naidu’s primary resistance, the YSR Congress drove by Jaganmohan Reddy ..