Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s proposed protest at New Delhi, on February 11, is said to be cost heavily on the state financial resources, which is already facing severe budgetary constrains.
The state government has hired two special trains to ferry people to New Delhi for Chief Minister’s protest against the Center. While one trains starts today from Visakhapatnam and another trains starts from Anantapur.These two trains may carry more than 2,000 people to the national capital.
The Telugu Desam Party chief will be on a day-long fast to protest against the alleged non-cooperation of the Centre in fulfilling Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act and Special Status to the state.
The General Administration Department has released Rs 1.12 crore to hire the trains with 20 compartments each from the South Central Railway, Secundrabad. Moreover, over 600 politicians, all TDP MPs, MLAs, MLCs and several leaters who are enjoying nominated posts also will be in New Delhi on Monday by air. The state government need to pay their bills also.
On the otherhand, arrangements for their accomidantion, transport and food also need to be done there. Opposition parties YSR Congress and the BJP have raised questions on the wastage of public money by the TDP government. The spending comes at a time when Aanganwadis have been protesting for non-payment of salaries for four years.