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Govt should fulfil promise of special status to Andhra without delay: Manmohan Singh

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Former Monday extended support to Chandrababu Naidu's day-long fast for special status to the state and said the central government should fulfil the promise without any further delay.

Singh, who headed the at the Centre when was bifurcated, said, "This demand had support of all parties when it was discussed in Parliament. I stand in solidarity with Naidu."

He said the special category status promise must be implemented without any further delay and that he had always stood by the people of the state.

said at the time of Andhra Pradesh's bifurcation, it was clearly announced that the residual state will be given special status to make up for the loss.

He attacked over "the language used by him against Naidu" at a rally in Guntur in the state on Sunday.

"It's unbecoming of the He has dragged the political discourse to such a low level. Therefore, we decided to unite against him. Standing together need is the hour," he said.

alleged that the prime minister betrayed and that its people should expect not anything from this government as it is a dispensation of cheaters and "tod-jod" (patchwork).

"We are solidly supporting Andhra. We are standing with Naidu," he said.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 12:25 IST
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