New Delhi: Taking a dig at the Center, TDP Lok Sabha member Jayadev Galla Wednesday said the box-office collections of blockbuster Baahubali were more than the funds provided by it to Andhra Pradesh.
TDP members continued their protest in both Houses against non-fulfilment of promises made by the NDA government at the time of bifurcation of the state. They also staged a walkout in Lok Sabha during the debate on the budget.
Accusing the NDA government of not doing anything to fulfil the promises made at the time of bifurcation of the state, Galla wanted to know what the government did in the last four years.
Referring to the funds provided by the Center to Andhra Pradesh, Galla quipped that even the collections made by Telugu film Baahubali were more than what the state received from the center.
According to reports, Telugu blockbuster Baahubali-2 earned about Rs 1,700 crore from Indian and overseas markets.
Galla said as many as 19 promises, which include grant of special category status to the state, setting up of a new railway zone and funding construction of new capital of Amravati were still pending.
He said the people of Andhra Pradesh were no fools and will not forgive the BJP for not fulfilling the promises made at the time of bifurcation of the state.
The Center, he said, should immediately grant special financial package to the state and provide Rs 10,000 crore every year for construction of public buildings and infrastructure in Amravati.
He further said that while TDP followed the coalition dharma, the BJP failed. "We have to reconsider why we are in relationship," he added.
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