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What AP Got From Centre Is Peanuts!

For quite some time, BJP leaders at the national and state-level have been claiming that the Centre had given thousands of crores to Andhra Pradesh. 

BJP national president Amit Shah said the Centre had already given over Rs 50,000 crore to the state, while union finance minister Arun Jaitely said the State had been given more than what it was entitled to under 14th finance commission. 

But, on Monday, the Centre had admitted in writing that it had given special financial assistance to AP to the extent of only Rs 6,403 crore till March 31, 2016. It includes Rs 2,803 crore to offset revenue loss, Rs 850 crore for Polavaram, Rs 2050 crore for capital creation and Rs 700 crore towards backward districts. 

It was disclosed by union minister of state for finance Rao Inderjit in reply to a question posed by TDP MP T G Venkatesh in Rajya Sabha. It clearly shows that what AP got from the Centre was just peanuts. 

Apparently, the BJP people were trying to fool the people of the state by including the routine devolution of funds to the state also under the financial assistance. Now, with this people will realise the drama of the BJP.



Tags: Amit Shah Andhra Pradesh BJP