Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid ruckus by TDP, AIADMK

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But the way Naidu spoke in the Andhra Pradesh legislative council on Monday clearly proved that he is gradually building up a tempo among the people that the Centre was neglecting AP just to prove the domination of the north.

Hitting out at BJP for changing its stand and doing injustice to Andhra Pradesh, Naidu said, "It is unfortunate that central minister says special category status can not be given on basis of sentiment".

He refuted claims that Andhra Pradesh has not submitted the necessary documents and clearances to get the funds from the centre and said that he is only asking the funds which were promised by the centre and nothing more. Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien repeatedly asked the agitating members to go back to their seats, but they did not relent. He also demanded to know from the Centre why a state divided on the basis of sentiment can't be given special category status based on the same sentiment.

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The subtle acrimony between Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam and the central government doesn't seem to abate.

Amid the noisy protests, Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation S.S. Ahluwalia laid on the table of the House the statement regarding the status of implementation of recommendations contained in the 35th report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development on Demands for Grants (2017-18). We will continue to be a part of the NDA, but not take up any ministerial positions.

"You can't forget that fact".

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While explaining the government's stand on the special category demand, Arun Jaitley had said last week that "every state in India has the right to the central fund in the same manner".

The facilities, needed to make Visakhapatnam into an aqua hub, are in the process of being developed by the Marine Products Exports Development Authority (MPEDA) and the Andhra Pradesh State Government.

"There is nothing called Centre's or state's money". It's people's money, paid as taxes. "The southern states contribute maximum tax revenues to the Centre, but it is diverting the money to the development of northern states".

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