Conversations at Takshashila: Why the Demand for Special Category Status in Andhra Pradesh?

It’s been more than four years since the AP Reorganisation Act came into effect. Yet the acrimony between the union and the new look Andhra Pradesh state doesn’t seem to be going away. The AP CM was in Delhi last week to register his protest over the state not being granted ‘special category’ status. So in this episode, we discuss:
– What is the special category status? Is it constitutional?
– Is it important?
– What underlies the persistent demand for this categorisation?
– What lies ahead for Andhra Pradesh?

Conversationists: Revendra, Pranay Kotasthane, Devika Kher