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Andhra Pradesh special status row updates: TDP ministers quit govt, but say unfair to claim Centre did nothing

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Andhra Pradesh special status row updates: TDP ministers quit govt, but say unfair to claim Centre did nothing
  • 19:29 (IST)

    Unfair to say Centre did nothing for Andhra Pradesh: TDP MPs

    YS Choudhary said that the issue of special category status was very emotive for Andhra Pradesh but the Centre did not address it and added that even the special package was not adequate. Choudhary, however, said that it would be unfair to say that the Centre did nothing for the state.

  • 19:23 (IST)

    Union Ministers thank PM Modi in resignation letter

    As the two Union ministers conveyed their resignation to the Prime Minister, they also thanked him for giving the opportunity to work with them.

    Raju in his resignation letter expressed gratitude towards the PM, while Choudhary said that he was thankful for the experience under the PM's guidance.

    The politeness was noticeable in the press conference as CHoudhary said: "I don't think it's fair on our part to expect PM to deal with these issues. It's for the concerned ministries to take up, already considerable amount of time has lapsed."

  • 19:17 (IST)

    Key points from AG Raju, YS Choudhary's presser

    • TDP MPs Ashok Gajapathy Raju and YS Choudhary have resigned from their respective ministeries
    • TDP will not be part of government but will continue to support NDA
    • TDP MPs said that the prime minister has assured them that 'justice will be done'
    • TDP MPs also refused to blame the PM for the current impasse as they said the relavant ministeries were responisble

  • 19:01 (IST)

    Two TDP ministers refuse to comment on possible BJP-YSRCP tie-up

  • 19:00 (IST)

    Ashok Gajapathi Raju says TDP directed the ministers to resign but stay as part of NDA

    "We (BJP and TDP) have worked together and were able to work cohesively. This was an opportunity that I partly gave up. It's our courtesy that we call on him (Narendra Modi)," said Ashok Gajapathi Raju who submitted his resignation to Modi along with YS Chowdary on Thursday.

    "We are continuing as part of NDA, but the problems are there. From being Andhra Pradesh, we have become the "residuous state of Andhra Pradesh". There are different ways to look at it (the bifurcation issue). Our party has directed that we resign and continue being part of NDA. We hope that a solution will come," he added.

  • 18:53 (IST)

    Will serve for people of Andhra Pradesh, says YS Chowdary after submitting resignation to Narendra Modi

    "Considerable amount of time has elapsed (for the NDA to take decision on Andhra Pradesh). In these circumstances, unless we hear the people's voices, it doesn't make sense. As per direction of TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, we have taken the decision. Because we don't belong to BJP, we have to go as per our party president. I will serve for the people of Andhra Pradesh. Now probably, by being independent, we will have better freedom," TDP's YS Chowdary said at a press conference.

  • 18:32 (IST)

    Copy of Union Aviation minister A Gajapathy Raju's resignation

  • 18:28 (IST)

    Two TDP ministers, A Gajapathy Raju and YS Choudhary tender their resignation to Prime Minister Modi

  • 18:17 (IST)

    Chandrababu Naidu's clever maneuver is aimed at safeguarding TDP's interest in any eventuality

    As political pundits are guessing, Chandrababu Naidu's move to walk out of the government seems more inspired by domestic political needs than by anger towards the BJP. What this clever political move of quitting the government while still retaining the alliance has done is safeguarded Naidu's interests in state while keeping the window for alliance in 2019 open in any eventuality. 

    "With this, while disarming the opposition, the TDP wants to benefit from any eventuality. If the Modi government concedes to the demands of Andhra Pradesh, Naidu will get the credit for making the Centre bow before its pressure. In case, Modi government fails to yield, the TDP would successfully blame it on the BJP. Thus, it will be a win-win situation for the TDP.

    Yet, the moot question is whether Naidu will continue his alliance with BJP or not and how will people react to Naidu's political moves," a Firstpost article points out. 

  • 18:06 (IST)

    ​Even as PM reached out to Naidu, is BJP already looking at life beyond TDP

    After not receiving Chandrababu Naidu's call yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reached out to the Andhra CM and reportedly tried to pursuade him to not walk out of the government. 

    However, as this Firstpost article argues, the party may already be prepping plan B. "The Rayalaseema Declaration that consists of 16 demands, is proof that BJP has decided to ride the resentment feeling against Naidu that his focus is entirely on Amaravati region in coastal Andhra, ignoring Rayalaseema. The meeting of BJP representatives from Rayalaseema was significantly held in Kurnool, the capital of the then Andhra state between 1953 and 1956. Kurnool felt shortchanged when it was not made the capital after bifurcation in 2014"

    "The aim is to put Naidu on the back foot and make him defensive. If TDP can attack the Modi government for not providing for Andhra in the Union Budget, BJP wants to show that TDP has done precious little for Rayalaseema in successive state budgets." 

    Rayalaseema is the southern part of Andhra Pradesh consisting of four districts — Kurnool, Kadapa, Anantapur, and Chittoor — which is considered more backward than the coastal Andhra patch.

  • 17:49 (IST)

    TDP ministers reach PM's residence; both leaders to address media after meeting Modi

  • 17:47 (IST)

    TDP considering whether to quit NDA too, or not: Reports

    Sources told CNN-News18 that the Andhra chief minister is currently meeting senior TDP leaders in the state to decide whether the party should also walk out of the NDA or not. 

    The political situation is such that TDP cannot hold on to the national alliance for too long while they are criticising the Centre's stance on Andhra's special status.  

  • 17:30 (IST)

    Aviation Minister AG Raju arrives at YS Chowdary's residence; Both TDP ministers to meet Modi at 6

  • 17:28 (IST)

    Naidu explains reason of exit to Modi, says no other way left: Reports

    In the roughly 10 minute long phone call, Naidu explained Modi his reasons to exit the central government, as he reasserted that there is no turning back at least from the Union ministers resignation, CNN-News 18 reported. The TV chancel reported that the phone call was apparently a "no go" and the TDP ministers will submit their resignations when they meet the prime minister at 6 pm. 

  • 17:23 (IST)

    I see of little scope for reconciliation now: TDP MP Ravindra Babu

    Babu speaking to NDTV said that he doesn't see much scope for a possible thaw in the relationship with BJP, adding that it is perhaps too late for reconciliation now. 

    "The manner in which Mr. Jaitley spoke yesterday was very unfortunate. He spoke in a very humiliating manner. He asked should we cut the defence budget and give you funds. We felt insulted by such statements," Babu said. 

  • 17:14 (IST)

    Modi-Naidu speak for 20 minutes on phone; Amit Shah dialed Andhra CM last night: NDTV

  • 17:10 (IST)

    Possible thaw in TDP-BJP relations?

    One of the points made by Naidu in his presser was that he was unable to reach the prime minister when he wanted to inform him of his decision out of courtesy. Modi has decided to return that call now and the TDP Union ministers are also scheduled to meet PM in an hours time. 

    It is noteworthy that a BJP source had told PTI that all is still not lost between his party and the TDP and that they will see how things unfold in the coming days. Meanwhile, Naidu had also given signals that he doesn't want to burn all bridges yet. 

    Yesterday, even as Naidu announced his party would walk out of the government, he said "but party-to-party issue (of ties with the BJP) will be decided later. He also said he would like to "watch BJP's reaction" before deciding the next step. 

  • 16:58 (IST)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi dials up Chandrababu Naidu; TDP ministers to meet PM at 6

  • 16:57 (IST)

    An unreturned call to Modi, not Jaitley speech was 'last straw'

    "I went to Delhi 29 times, met Prime Minister and Central Ministers and requested them to fulfil our demands," Naidu said. He also expressed anguish over the fact that his efforts to reach Modi on call went unanswered. 

    "We wanted to convey the information about pulling out from the government to Prime Minister Narendra Modi out of courtesy, but he could not be contacted... My OSD has conveyed it to the PM's OSD," Naidu said.

    Its anybody's guess that if Modi would have chosen to intervene before Naidu went public with his threat to leave NDA, the headlines today may have been different. 

  • 16:40 (IST)

    The politics of bargain and Chandrababu Naidu

    Chandrababu Naidu demonstrated consummate political skills by arriving at an early understanding with the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in 2014 and converted the threat of losing relevance in a newly formed state into an opportunity. 

    This backdrop of 2014 was, perhaps, the reason behind Naidu not raising a storm of protest for last four years despite Modi government not so kind to the state. But, this has created a strong perception that Naidu is compromising the interests of the state for his political purpose. Though the opposition leader, Reddy tried hard to expose this, his tirade over Naidu failed to give him that much sympathy as he failed to be critical of Modi dispensation, a Firstpost article, written at a time when strains had already begun to surface, argued. 

    Now, however, with the election year for both Lok Sabha and Andhra Pradesh Assembly approaching next year, the timing is apt to pose once again as the crusader of Andhra's right and give up power for the sake of the people's right. Its noteworthy that neither BJP nor TP lose majority in the Centre and state govts respectively. Plus its not like Naidu has snapped ties with NDA, it has only come out of the government. This gives out the right political message but also leave enough room for a hurried patch-up post 2019 if need be. 

  • 16:12 (IST)

    Centre went out of its way to help Andhra Pradesh, says BJP; rejects Chandrababu Naidu's charge that Modi government neglected state

    The BJP rejected Naidu's charge that the Modi government neglected the state, saying the Centre not only fulfilled all its obligations, but also went out of its way to help the state.

    BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao said the Modi dispensation worked to ensure that Andhra Pradesh got full resources in the infrastructure and industrial sector after the bifurcation of the state. "Centre has offered the state all benefits without giving this tag," Rao told reporters. 

  • 15:56 (IST)

    India can only grow under NDA regime: Ram Vilas Paswan on demands of special status for Bihar

    Nitish's government has been demanding Bihar's special status for long and we've got a special package which is monetarily as beneficial as special status. But, despite this some people are not satisfied and to them I will just say that India can only grow in NDA's regime: Ram Vilas Paswan told ANI

  • 15:31 (IST)

    After TDP, strains appear in BJP-JD(U) ties as party says special status denied to Bihar too

    After TDP pulled out of the central government demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh, JD(U)'s Pavan Verma has now said that a special category status for Bihar was also needed. 

    "Demand of special status to Bihar is a unanimous decision of the state assembly. Our demand is still active. Bihar development is our prime focus, said Neeraj Kumar, JDU spokesperson Neeraj Kumar said. 

  • 15:21 (IST)

    Centre's take on Andhra Special status explained: Why is BJP reluctant to give state its 'promised right' despite heavy political costs

    Arun Jaitley on Wednesday categorically denied to grant special status to Andhra, at the cost of losing an NDA ally and upsetting the state's electorate in an election year — a statement which was termed "the last straw" in TDP-BJP ties. 

    While Jaitley acknowledged that Andhra's demand for Centre's assistance is reasonable and just, he also said the Centre could not accommodate TDP's demands for "special category" status or tax relief for the state.

    The Finance Minister attributed his inability to fulfill the Manmohan Singh government's promise to the 14th Finance Commission recommendations, under which the “special status” categorisation has been removed. It is now restricted only to the northeastern and three hilly states. The recommendations were accepted in 2015, a year after the Andhra was bifurcated. 

  • 15:08 (IST)

    Classic case of opportunistic politics: BJP leader on TDP exit

    The TDP's decision to exit the NDA government at the Centre is a "classic case of opportunistic politics" by its president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, a Telangana BJP leader alleged today.

    "BJP considers it as a classic case of opportunistic politics by Chandrababu Naidu. It's also politics of convenience," Telangana BJP spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao said.

    "In 2018, one year before the elections again, he (Naidu) withdraws conveniently. The very reason for his withdrawal is to ensure that the BJP does not grow by itself and acquire equity, politically, in Andhra Pradesh," Rao told PTI.

  • 14:59 (IST)

    Explainer: Why does Andhra Pradesh want special status?

    When boundaries of Andhra Pradesh were redrawn, the state lost its urban centres, hence industries, to Telengana and became an agriculture-centric state. 

    "The contribution of agriculture to state GDP is higher for Andhra than its neighbouring states. In fact, today it is arguably the highest in South. This is also a reflection of a lower level of industrialization and along with it a lower per capita income and again, the lowest in South," an article in the Business Today explains.

    Then there's the question of severe fund crunch. AP faced a revenue deficit of Rs 16,000 crore in 2014-15, Rs 4,598 crore in 2016-17, and almost a similar amount in 2017-18. Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said the state's fiscal deficit was expected to touch Rs 24,205 crore this year. The deficit arose after the state’s bifurcation in 2014, and AP wants the Centre to compensate for its losses, The Indian Express reported. 

  • 14:45 (IST)

    As Andhra Pradesh bargains with Centre for funds, Naidu govt presents Rs 1.91 lakh crore budget for FY19 

    Andhra Pradesh government today presented a Rs 1.91-lakh-crore budget, with a projected revenue surplus of Rs 5,235 crore, for financial year 2018-19, vowing to make "every citizen in this state a happy person". 

    Presenting his last full budget in the election year, finance minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said the state's fiscal deficit was expected to touch Rs 24,205 crore, which would be over Rs 3,000 crore less than 2017-18. 

    The state claims it suffered heavy losses when it was bifurcated in 2014 to form Telangana. It not only lost its capital but a heavily industrialised urban hub when Hyderabad was made a part of the new state. It has been demanding Centre's support to regain those losses. 

  • 14:22 (IST)

    After TDP, now BJP plucks out its Andhra ministers

    Two BJP ministers in the Chandrababu Naidu Cabinet in Andhra Pradesh today resigned after the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) decided to pull out of the Narendra Modi government.
    Health minister Kamineni Srinivas and Endowments minister P Manikyala Rao met the chief minister at the state Assembly and submitted their resignations.
    They thanked him for having inducted them into the state Cabinet.
    The chief minister, in turn, complimented the BJP members, saying they had discharged their duties well.

  • 14:12 (IST)

    RJD urges JD(U) to negotiate special status for Bihar like Andhra

    Speaking to ANIRJD spokesperson Manoj Jha said that Chandrababu Naidu took a historical step by quitting the Narendra Modi government. "Why did our chief minister take a step back? The letter was written to him to create pressure over issue of special status to Bihar. This is much needed especially with the kind of disparities here. The chief minister should muster up at least 1 percent of Naidu's courage," Jha said. 

  • 13:56 (IST)

    Congress, BJP given several chances to run this country, did not fulfill expectations: KT Rama Rao, Telangana minister

  • 13:36 (IST)

    When Andhra Pradesh was created, people did not want to be treated like residue material: TDP MP and Union minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju

  • 13:31 (IST)

    BJP made false promises to TDP to make them an ally: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad

  • 13:30 (IST)

    Tried to call Modi, but he didn't come on line, says Chandrababu Naidu

    "They (the Centre) are predetermined not to help the state. In the interest of our state, we have taken the decision," he said. I tried to inform the prime minister for courtesy's sake. But, he did not come on line. My OSD informed the prime minister's OSD."

  • 13:24 (IST)

    TDP ministers to meet Narendra Modi to submit resignations 

    The two TDP MPs and Union ministers YS Chowdary and Ashok Gajapathi Raju will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday evening to submit their resignations, reported CNN-News18. Raju added that they were not meeting Modi to solve the problem but just to hand over their resignation. Currently, Modi is in Rajasthan to attend an International Women's Day event in Jhunjhunu and will return to New Delhi in the evening. 

  • 13:07 (IST)

    TDP MP CM Ramesh arrives at Parliament wearing t-shirts with list of demands for Andhra Pradesh printed on them

  • 13:02 (IST)

    Why isn't Nitish Kumar asking for special status for Bihar?: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav

  • 12:49 (IST)

    Bihar needs special status: RJD spokesperson Manoj Jha

  • 12:42 (IST)

    Meanwhile, JD(U) demands special category status for Bihar

    Merely a day after TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu directed its ministers at the Centre to resign over the special category status row for Andhra Pradesh, rebel leader from JD(U) Pavan Verma began demanding special category status for Bihar, reported CNN-News18.

  • 12:28 (IST)

    Will support whoever gives Andhra Pradesh Special Category Status: YSR Congress chief

    YSR Congress chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday said the party would support whoever promises Andhra Pradesh the Special Category Status (SCS).

    "Whoever signs the Special Category Status file will get our support," Reddy told the media in Prakasam district. He said both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had cheated Andhra Pradesh by promising but not granting the SCS. - IANS

  • 12:27 (IST)

    If TDP earlier agreed to special package, why revolt over special status now?: BJP sources

  • 12:05 (IST)

    Loss of key ally TDP will be blow for BJP in Andhra Pradesh

    TDP, as a matter of fact, is the only ally of the BJP south of Vindhyas. For a party which aspires to form state governments in the south, an uncharted territory except for Karnataka, BJP needs TDP in order to survive in the bifurcated state.

    With no strong local leaders in the coastal and Rayalseema region, BJP's fortune is invariably linked with TDP's. Moreover, the saffron party was comparatively stronger in the Telangana region, which now is the state of Telangana.

  • 12:02 (IST)

    Ashok Gajapathi Raju, YS Chowdary to resign from Cabinet after 4 pm

    TDP MPs and Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and MoS Science and Technology YS Chowdary will submit their resignation to the Cabinet after 4 pm, reported CNN-News18.

  • 11:59 (IST)

    Andhra Pradesh bifurcation done in unscientific manner, says TDP leader Srinivas

    After Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu directed two TDP ministers at the Centre to resign, party leader Srinivas told ANI that the bifurcation process itself was done in an unscientific and unjust manner. "No one from Andhra Pradesh was willing to bifurcate. All resources related to generation of employment were in Hyderabad. Bifurcation was not done in a scientific way and injustice done with the Andhra Pradesh," he said. 

  • 11:39 (IST)

    TDP's friction with BJP over neglect of Andhra Pradesh, lack of funds made exit from NDA govt inevitable

    The break-up happened on Wednesday, but seeds of discord were sown two years ago, after the Narendra Modi government didn't react to the TDP's demand — that all commitments made at the time of Andhra Pradesh's bifurcation be realised, argues this Firstpost article. Political compulsions forced Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to extend the TDP an olive branch, offering them the promise of a special package instead of special status to Andhra Pradesh, and Naidu reluctantly agreed to it.

    But just when things started appearing peaceful again, the 2018 Union Budget upset Naidu again. The BJP didn't agree to any of Andhra Pradesh's demands: Special status for the state after the creation of Telangana to tide over resultant loss of revenue; financial support in establishing a new state capital at Amaravati; and the Polavaram project.

    Among these, the special status issue took centrestage, as parties and leaders found themselves dipped in an inkpot of emotion in Andhra Pradesh. Public sentiment started to grow over the issue, which directly impacted a slew of grievances, including losing state capital Hyderabad to Telangana. Politicians also made it a prestige issue.

  • 11:34 (IST)

    Centre providing industrial incentives to northeastern states, why not Andhra Pradesh too, asks Chandrababu Naidu

  • 11:27 (IST)

    Other parties also backing us, says TDP MP Jaydev Galla

  • 11:23 (IST)

    BJP ministers did good work in the state, says Chandrababu Naidu

  • 11:21 (IST)

    Naidu accepts resignation of BJP ministers

    TV reports have confirmed that Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has accepted the resignations of the two BJP ministers in the state cabinet. 

  • 11:18 (IST)

    WATCH: BJP-led Centre unlikely to reach out to TDP

  • 11:07 (IST)

    This is not a crisis, but match fixing, says Renuka Chowdhury

Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh Updates: After submitting their resignations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the two TDP ministers said that they will continue to be a part of NDA but would no longer hold ministerial positions.

In the roughly 10 minute long phone call, Naidu explained Modi his reasons to exit the central government, as he reasserted that there is no turning back at least from the Union ministers resignation, CNN-News 18 reported. The TV chancel reported that the phone call was apparently a "no go" and the TDP ministers will submit their resignations when they meet the prime minister at 6 pm.

As all eyes remained on TDP-BJP ties, politicos reading between the lines of all the political posturing say that nothing is unexpected of Naidu —known for striking the best political bargains — until a final deal is done. BJP sources also told PTI that they believe all is not lost with TDP.

Two BJP ministers in the Chandrababu Naidu Cabinet in Andhra Pradesh today resigned after the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) decided to pull out of the Narendra Modi government. Health minister Kamineni Srinivas and Endowments minister P Manikyala Rao met the chief minister at the state Assembly and submitted their resignations.

Responding to the ongoing political tussle between the BJP and TDP, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the saffron party made false promises to the Telugu Desam Party to make them an ally in 2014, reported CNN-News18. 

Chandrababu Naidu said that he tried to speak to Narendra Modi on phone as a courtesy to inform him about the decision to pull out of the government. "It is my responsibility as a coalition partner to inform the prime minister about our party decision. My OSD spoke to his OSD but the prime minister did not come on line," he said.

Amid the ongoing tussle between BJP and TDP over granting special category status to Andhra Pradesh, JD(U) demanded the same for Bihar.

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Wednesday night announced its decision to pull out of the Narendra Modi government in protest against refusal of the Centre to grant Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh, saying the Centre has done injustice to the state.

TDP chief and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced to the media that the two TDP ministers — P Ashok Gajapathi Raju (Civil Aviation) and YS Chowdary (Minister of State for Science and Technology) — will tender their resignations on Thursday.

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. PTI

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu. PTI

The TDP is second-largest party after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

In the Lok Sabha, the TDP has 16 members and in the Rajya Sabha six. It is the first pre-poll partner of the BJP to pull out of the Modi government after being part of it for nearly four years.

His announcement came hours after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi told the media that granting of special status to Andhra Pradesh was not possible after the 14th Finance Commission recommendations.

Jaitley did not make any new commitment except for reiterating that the Centre had extended all possible help to the bifurcated state.

Granting special category status was a promise made by the previous UPA government at the time of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and creation of Telangana, which all the parties in the state are seeking now.

Naidu said a decision on TDP's continuation in the NDA would be decided after talking party-to-party (BJP and TDP). "This (quitting the cabinet) is the first step," he said.

"They (the Centre) are predetermined not to help the state. In the interest of our state, we have taken the decision," he said. I tried to inform the prime minister for courtesy's sake. But, he did not come on line. My OSD informed the prime minister's OSD."

The drastic decision of the TDP may not have come as a shock to the BJP, which has already conveyed to its two ministers in the Andhra Pradesh cabinet to be ready to quit any moment.

Dr. Kamineni Srinivas (Medical and Health) and P Manikyala Rao (Endowments) quit Naidu cabinet on Thursday morning, hours before the budget presentation by Finance Minister Y Ramakrishnudu in the assembly.

Naidu held consultations with the party's MPs, ministers and important leaders before taking the decision and making it public.

The MPs, including the two ministers, expressed a unanimous opinion that Jaitley's statement on the demands of Andhra Pradesh was disappointing and discouraging.

All parties in the state, including the ruling TDP and the main opposition YSR Congress Party, have been agitating in Delhi demanding grant of special status. Agitations are also going on across the state.

Naidu said at the time of making the alliance, the BJP had said it backed the demand for grant of special category status for Andhra Pradesh but now it was singing a different tune.

He said the promises on statehood and other financial demands of the state have not been honoured by the BJP and he could not make any compromise on the state's interest.

"TDP is not for power but for self-respect. We decided there is no point in continuing in the government," he added.

Naidu said Jaitley's comments suggest that Andhra Pradesh is asking for too much. He also slammed the finance minister for saying "sentiments will not decide the quantum of funds".

He said he made 29 trips to Delhi, met the Prime Minister and other ministers and tried to do his best to do justice for the state. "I am not angry with anybody," he added.


With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Mar 08, 2018 20:15 PM

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