Andhra Pradesh has always wanted the Center to give special status to the state. But .. the center does not care about that. Not only that, but it has also recently decided that it is not possible to give special status. However, the BJP has stated in its manifesto that it will give special status to Puducherry, where elections are now taking place. This is somewhat creating a stir in AP politics now.
The Communists along with the TDP are trying to corner the BJP. Some leaders like Vishnuvardhan Reddy have tried to argue anew that there is no special status issue in the Puducherry manifesto. But .. copies of the manifesto are going viral on social media. The issue of special status is being promoted on a large scale on social media by netizens.
However, the BJP’s statement in its manifesto that it would give special status to Puducherry during the Tirupati by-election campaign has also become embarrassing for the YCP. Netizens are critical that the YCP has reached an unquestionable stage on this. TDP leaders are demanding that the party’s AP leaders respond to the BJP’s dual stance. YCP leaders are also in a dilemma over special status. However .. they are still resorting to silence. The Puducherry special status issue has become embarrassing for the BJP, which is trying to garner votes through Balija voters in Tirupati and Srikalahasti through Pawan Kalyan.