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Watch: When Sonia Gandhi said UPA govt made no effort in 2 years

Congress president Sonia Gandhi left the party red-faced on Tuesday when she charged the UPA government, instead of the NDA, of not putting in enough effort for the people.

india Updated: Mar 16, 2016 15:44 IST
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A delegation of senior Congress leaders from Andhra Pradesh led by PCC president, Dr Raghuveera Reddy handed over one crore signatures demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh at AICC in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)

Congress president Sonia Gandhi left the party red-faced on Wednesday when she charged the UPA government, instead of the NDA, of not pushing forward the special status for Andhra Pradesh.

The party chief was reportedly addressing party representatives from Andhra Pradesh at the Congress headquarters, a day after the party pulled up the ruling BJP in the Rajya Sabha for not holding good on a government promise.

“Almost two years have passed, we have seen nothing, no effort at all is being made by the UPA government,” Gandhi said while addressing the audience, before criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not meeting representatives of the state.

“I believe that you have also asked the Prime Minister for an appointment… he seems to be scared even to meet you,” she said to the audience where Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was also present.

The state of Telangana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh during the Congress-led UPA II in 2014. Given the revenue loss, the government announced a five-year special status for Andhra, along with tax concessions. However, the status has yet to be implemented.