New Delhi, Aug 5 : Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the slugfest on the special status to Andhra Pradesh, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday asserted that the five crore people in the state were being betrayed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Telugu Desam Party .
"Modiji a reminder: the decision to grant spl category status 2Andhra was taken by the Parl of this country in 2014.
Today 5 cr people of Andhra are watching BJP-TDP betray them," the Office of Rahul Gandhi said in a series of tweets.
Earlier today, former prime minister Manmohan Singh spoke on the issue in the Rajya Sabha, calling on the Centre to fulfill the commitments made by him in this regard in 2014.
Meanwhile, following the protests by TDP members in Parliament demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh, party chief and chief minister Chandrababu Naidu is set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi along on Friday.
According to reports, the Centre is not keen to grant special status to Andhra, fearing that fulfilling the demand would generate a similar demand from other states.