Live Updates- #APDemandsSpecialStatus

The “success” of Jallikattu agitation by people of Tamil Nadu, that forced Centre to clear an Ordinance permitting the bull sport, seems to have inspired everyone in Andhra Pradesh who have now raised their voice for special category status (SCS) that has been “deprived” to the state, post bifurcation.
YS Jagan, who has been fighting for the demand ever since the state divided, joined hands with the youth for securing the promised SCS to the state.

Expressing readiness on behalf of YSRCP for anything in order to achieve special category status for AP, the leader of opposition in the state and YSRCP president, YS Jagan, called for everybody to come forward to unite for the cause.

The president of YSRCP in Visakhapatnam district, Gudiwada Amarnath, announced that a candlelight vigil would be held in the city on the 26th of January in support of sanction of special category status.

Take a look at the celebrities who expressed their support for the special demand protest 

Nani: A protest which promises such discipline is a true protest.
Keep up the promise
Keep up the spirit
I am with u. I am with us!
#SpecialStatusforAP

Pawan kalyan: #APDemandSpecialStatus #JanaSena launches its ‘protest musical album’ on their #JanaSena YouTube channel

Ashok Gajapathi Raju: ‘Special Status isn’t the only solution for Development. If it’s the only solution, why didn’t States accorded with Special Status remained underdeveloped so far’.

Manchu Manoj : With Request and Advicce From My Well Wishers, Fans and Dear Brothers,our GUNTUORODU AUDIO Release Would Be Postponed from 26/01/17. Date Would be Announced Later. I am all ways there for the cause. ‘WAR CAN’T KILL LOVE, LOVE CAN WIN WAR’ Lets Win the Protest with Love #APDEMANDSSPECIALSTATUS
Actor Sivaji : My Complete Support to #APdemandsSpecialStatus Silent Protest at Vizag RK Beach, AP Must learn From JalliKattu, demands special status for Andhra Pradesh

Sampoornesh Babu: ‘My Ticket is confirmed to Vizag. See you there. Hum Jeetne tak ladenge..special status leke hi rahenge. Na madhathu Yuvathaki, a political party ki kaadhu, jarigedhi political party meeting ayithe nenu raanavasaram ledhu’.

Kona Venkat: ‘By giving Special status to A.P, they (govt of India) are not doing anything special!! We are just asking them to keep up the promises made. Meeru Ottu Thesi Gattu Media Pedithe, Prajalu Government Ni Dinche Pakkana Pettagalaru..Konchem Chusukondi Mari !!’.

Chandrababu Naidu: ‘The people of AP have given me a historic opportunity to make it No.1 state in India. I’m working day and night to make it a reality. At this critical juncture, we need calm, composed, balanced approach & experienced leadership for welfare & development of our state. I’m committed & dedicated to make Andhra Pradesh shine as the Sunrise state. This is my word to my people’.

Tanish: ‘Its time for us to be united , #APDemandsSpecialStatus – 26th Jan, RK Beach, Vizag’.

Jani Master: ‘Let’s Be United for the Welfare of People of AP. I support the Special Status of AP #APDemandsSpecialStatus’.

Meher Ramesh: ‘#APDemandsSpecialStatus #SpecialStatusIsOurRight’.

Siva Balaji: ‘APDemandsSpecialStatus Kadam Thokkudam, Padam Padhuthu, Hrudantharalam Garjisthu Padandi Podam..Sri Sri Vizag RK Beach 21-01-2017′.

Sampoornesh Babu: ‘@pawankalyan Meeristhunna spoorthiki paadhabhivandhanalu AP DEMANDS SPECIAL STATUS’.

Sundeep Kishan: ‘Will be taking part in the Silent Protest in Vizag on the 26th,to do my bit as a responsible citizen..pls join us’.

Tammareddy Bharadwaj: ‘#APDemandsSpecialStatus Telugu Youth are capable of achieving anything. Tollywood Celebs need to come in support of this movement. Let’s unite and achieve our right’.

Nikhil: ‘In Democracy its our right 2 protest but In a peaceful way. 26th Vizag Rk Beach, the place 2 Let ur voice b heard. #APDemandsSpecialStatus’.

Sai Dharam Tej: ‘Its time for us to be united and fight for what we were promised and deserve #ApDemandsSpecialStatus #SilentProtest’.

Sharwanand: ‘Nayakudante Namminchevadukadu , nadipinche vadu. Kalyan gari pina ah nammakam undhi ….AP DEMANDS SPECIAL STATUS. Na Rastram ! Na Hakku!! CALLING YOUTH OF ANDHRA’.

Varun Tej: ‘Will be supporting anything tht is for the welfare of the people of our states! I Support the Special Status of AP!#APDemandsSpecialStatus’.

Renu Desai: ‘I can only say that I believe in @PawanKalyan and he will always have my unconditional support for public welfare! #APDemandsSpecialStatus’.

Loksatta Party: ‘Youth of AP Shud unite for their future. Share the message widely among your friends #APDemandsSpecialStatus #APSpecialStatus’.

And now, Tollywood Heroes & People from 24 Crafts began tweeting in favour of Silent Protest at RK Beach one after the other.

Top Ten Benefits Of Special Status

YSRCP chief YS Jagan has been relentlessly fighting for special status for AP state. YS Jagan opines that special status is like ‘Sanjeevani’ the mythological wonder drug to the state of AP that has suffered loss due to bifurcation. Let us now have a look at the top ten benefits ensured by the sanction of special status.

1) 90% of central grants will be available.

Good percentage in taxes, grants and loans will be available. A grant is something that does not need to be paid back while a loan has to be. To the states without special status, the centre does not give grants more than 30%. Whatever scheme or programme is taken up, 30% will be sponsored by the Government while the rest of the 70% should be taken as loan. With special status, 90% of the amount will be given as grant and 10% has to be borrowed.

2) Huge industrial discounts

Already 11 states of India have special status. They have benefited with discounts due to special status. They are enjoying huge industrial discounts.

3) Chandrababu’s statement that special status and industrial discount are two mutually irrelevant topics is false. In the history of India, no state has enjoyed such huge discounts without special status. Chandrababu’s deliberate release of wrong information is unfair.

4) Thousands of industries and resulting employment opportunities are possible only due to special status. Lakhs of people can find jobs due to the status.

5) Industrial units will have 100% excise duty exemption if special status is given. Income Tax exemption also will be given. Fright reimbursement also will be possible. Attracted by these benefits industries will prefer to establish their units in this state to the other states. lakhs of crores of rupees’ expenditure also will reach the state. This will result in lakhs of jobs.

6) 30% discount will be given on the expenditure on plants and machinery. Along with newly-established industries, this will also apply to those industries which were established before the announcement of special status but are extending their establishment now.

7) 3% discount will be given on interest on working capital for establishment of industries. 50% discount will apply on power charges of the industries for not less than 20 years. These decisions will encourage aspiring businessmen within the state to set up industries. Medium scale and small scale industries will benefit from these discounts.

8) Special status will change the expenditure pattern in the arrangement of infrastructure creation for micro, small, medium and large scale industries. Central Government agencies like ONGC and HPCL may also come forward to set up units here.

9) Due to tax discounts, the cost of many things we buy may come down by half. If 100% tax exemption is available for goods produced, the people of our state may buy certain goods and commodities much cheaper than the people of other states.

10) With special status sanctioned, our water projects will be built by the centre. Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) of the central Government offers funds to the water projects in the states. If the states without special status receive grants from this programme, a maximum of 25-50% grants may be given. But for the states with special status, 90% of the funds will be born by the Government. The central Government will also bear the foreign loans related to externally aided projects. 90% of the loan will be given as grant by the centre. The interest on the loan also will be paid by the centre.

Due to all these benefits, YSRCP believes special status to be Sanjeevani to the state and is fighting relentlessly for attaining it.

Suriya’s Singam3 postponed again

Actor Suriya’s Tamil actioner “SI3”, the third installment in the “Singam” franchise, which was slated for release on Thursday after being deferred multiple times, has been postponed again.

In a statement, the makers confirmed the postponement of the film.
“There is an unrest situation in the state and it is completely beyond our control. Releasing S3 under such a distress situation will have a negative impact on the film collections and also on the reputation of the stakeholders. It will be very difficult to monetise and recoup the funds invested in the film under the current circumstances,” read the statement.

“Considering the sentiments of the Tamil people, prevailing situation in the state, for the general good of stakeholders and all the other vital factors, we regret to postpone the release,” it read.

Directed by Hari, the film also stars Shruti Haasan, Anushka Shetty and Thakur Anoop Singh.
The film marks the return of Suriya as khaki-donning hero Durai Singam, and he will fight crime on an international scale.
Following the film’s postponement, Tamil romantic-thriller “Adhe Kangal” has advanced its release to Thursday.

Will Luckunnodu bring luck to Vishnu Manchu?

Actor Vishnu Manchu, who awaits the release of Telugu action-comedy “Luckunnodu”, says a lot of hope and dreams are riding on the film which hits the screens worldwide on Thursday.

“Luckunnodu’ releasing on Republic Day, Jan 26. Lots of hard work, hope and dreams on this one. Need your love and support,” Vishnu tweeted on Tuesday.

Directed by Raj Kiran, the film also stars Hansika Motwani, Tanikella Bharani, Prabhas Srinu and Sathyam Rajesh.
The film, which was earlier scheduled for release on February 3, has now been advanced to Thursday.

According to the makers, there’s unprecedented demand for the film following the very good response to the trailer.
“Producer MVV Satyanarayana was quick to grab this opportunity and decided to treat the Republic Day holiday crowd and the long weekend with his film. In the US, the film will have a solo release as no other Telugu film is coming out this week. A special premiere is being planned in US on Wednesday,” read a statement.

Meanwhile, Vishnu is shooting for his next Telugu film “Sarada”.

These are all heroes back proposed protest on Vizag beach

Many Telugu stars have come forward to declare their support for proposed protest in Visakhapatnam on January 26 over special category status to Andhra Pradesh.
The stars tweeted on Monday that they will support the protest to bring pressure on the Centre to fulfil its promise to Special Category Status (SCS).
Inspired by the mass protest over Jallikattu in Chennai, which was supported by Tamil actors, several youth in Andhra Pradesh through social media mooted the idea of a silent protest at RK Beach in Visakhapatnam.
Leader of opposition and YSR Congress chief Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy announced on Monday that he will back any programme to achieve SCS.
Following in their footsteps, young actors including Varun Tej, Sai Dharam Tej, Sundeep Kishan, Tanish, Sampoornesh Babu and Siva Balaji , threw their weight behind the protest plan.
“Will be supporting anything that is for the welfare of the people of our states! I Support the Special Status of AP! #APDemandsSpecialStatus,” declared Varun Tej.
“Its time for us to be united and fight for what we were promised and deserve #ApDemandsSpecialStatus #SilentProtest,” tweeted Sai Dharam Tej.
“Will be taking part in the Silent Protest in Vizag on the 26th,to do my bit as a responsible citizen..pls join us..,” announced Sundeep Kishan.
Manchu Manjo postponed the audio function of his upcoming film Gunturodu and backed the silent protest.
Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan announced on twitter that he will back the protest.
“My Ticket is confirmed to Vizag. See you there. Hum Jeetne tak ladenge… special status leke hi rahenge, AP DEMANDS SPECIAL STATUS,” tweeted Sampoornesh Babu