In a blatant admission of its about-turn on the Special State Status, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that Special Category Status was a closed chapter.

Seeking to turn the tables, he blamed the Opposition leaders as to what they were doing while Andhra Pradesh was given a raw deal at the time of bifurcation. "Why were they silent? What were they doing? All those criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and me were in power then,"he said.

He said the people would not believe the Opposition parties as they had done nothing when AP was being cheated. He said the Special Status was now a closed chapter.