After the bifurcation, The residual Andhra Pradesh steered by Chandrababu Naidu and people of the new state pinned high hopes on the special category status (SCS), assured by the former PM Singh announced in the Rajya Sabha on February 21 that special category status would be extended to the the new state for five years. Modi, during his campaign assured Seemandhra about the same.
Residuary Andhra Pradesh’s who is banking high on special status received a set back earlier in the day when planning commission delivered a shocking news, stating special category status can not be accorded to the new state under the current norms.
However, planning commission later clarified that they haven’t rejected the proposal, it is still under consideration and no decision has been taken yet in this regard. Also, the commission made it clear that, planning body National Development Council (NDC) headed by Narendra Modi would have to endorse such proposal.