New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the Niti Aayog authorities headed by Arvind Panagariya to work out the road map immediately for extending special financial package for Andhra Pradesh.
This was disclosed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely after the meeting Modi along with AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday. He said the Centre would extend all possible assistance for the development of the State.
Jaitley said Modi had instructed the officials concerned to start implementing all the promises made to the AP under the provisions of AP State Reorganisation Act.
He, however, evaded questions related to special status to AP. Naidu also left the venue stating that he would call for a separate press meet in the evening.
According to Andhra Pradesh special representative K Rama Mohana Rao, Naidu discussed various “pending” issues with the Prime Minister.
“The chief minister discussed several pending issues in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, including educational institutions, Polavaram project and construction of new capital city for the state, with the Prime Minister,” Rao told.
Necessary amendments should be brought to fulfil the election promises made by both BJP and TDP to the people, he said on the demand for special category status for Andhra Pradesh.