Jaitley stated in Rajya Sabha on July 29, 2016 that 14th Finance Commission has prohibited granting of Special Category Status to any state hereafter. Whereas Finance Commission deals with appropriation revenue sharing between centre and states and nothing else. This was confirmed by Y.Venugopla Reddy, ex-chairman of 14th Finance Commission to Jairam Ramesh, Congress member in RS in his private conversation that the matter of Special Category Status to states was never mentioned in his report which was later accepted by Centre. Where as AP status category status is a political assurance given by PM Manmohan Singh, in Rajya Sabha as a precondition set by BJP's Arun Jaitley and Venkaiah Naidu for passing AP Reorganization Bill 2014. Later Manmohan Singh's cabinet approved special status to AP and Planning Commission was directed to facilitate immediately and then General Elections 2014 were notified. Jaitley's lies and histrionics tantamount to conspiracy to deprive AP of its legitimate right only to please BJD, AIADMK & TRS in Orissa, Tamilnadu and Orissa for political gains.
Jaitley as FM has not allotted any significant funds to Polavaram project in AP, which was declared as National Project in AP Reorganization Act 2014 in the budget 2014 nor budget 2015. Jaitley stated in RS that funds are being arranged through NABARD route. While budget grants are central funds and are non refundable, NABARD funds are interest bearing loans within the borrowing limits of AP and are refundable by AP. That is neither a favour nor any help from Jaitley and equating these two amount to manipulation for not allotting budget grants and violation of Act.
Hence Jaitley should be sacked and court marshaled for (1) failing in his duties with his lies in Rajya Sabha misleading the house and nation and (2) manipulations depriving AP of its legitimate rights.