Vijaywada (Andhra Pradesh) [India] March 30 : Telugu cinema industry on Friday extended support to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for special category status fight.
Members of Telugu Cinema Industry (Tollywood) met Naidu at his residence in Vijaywada’s Undavalli, and extended support towards his efforts for Special Category Status for the state. The cinema industry representatives also wore black badges in protest as per the call given by the Chief Minister.
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo Naidu has been pressurising Centre for the special category status to Andhra Pradesh.
On March 8, two Union Ministers belonging to the TDP resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet.
Union Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Union Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Y.S. Chowdary submitted their resignations to Prime Minister Modi on the directions of the party chief Naidu.
On Wednesday night, the Centre announced a financial package for Andhra Pradesh that includes full funding of the Polavaram irrigation project, tax concessions and special assistance. However, it stopped short of giving the state a special category status.