BJP has been for justice to Andhra, commitments being fulfilled gradually: Jaitley

BJP has been for justice to Andhra, commitments being fulfilled gradually: Jaitley

BJP has been for justice to Andhra, commitments being fulfilled gradually: Jaitley

MPs from Andhra Pradesh cutting across party lines agitated in both Houses of Parliament demanded "justice" for their state and the implementation of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act in its "true spirit" throughout the first part of the Budget session and even disrupted Parliament over it. But as per the state government, the problem is far from over.

TDP leader Shiv Pratap said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not kept his words in developing Amravati.

Addressing a press conference with fellow MP K Rammohan Naidu and State TDP president K Kala Venkata Rao, after a meeting with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here this afternoon, Jayadev said the Centre gave "nothing special" to AP despite the promises.

Out of the total Rs 1,269 crore, as per the recommendation of the 14th Finance Commission, the Centre granted Rs 369.16 crore to Andhra Pradesh under post-devolution revenue deficit grant.

Andhra Pradesh finance minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu submitted a memorandum to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley last month stating that a sum of Rs 3,217.63 crore, spent on Polavaram, was yet to be reimbursed to the state. Another Rs 253.74 crore were allocated as "basic grant" to urban local bodies in the state while Rs 196.92 crore were given for anganwadi services scheme and the supplementary nutrition programme.

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MPs on Friday protested near Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament expressing their disappointment over the Union Budget 2018.

The BJP on Saturday tried to launch a counter-offensive against ally Telugu Desam Party, releasing a 27-page document to dismiss the allegation that the Centre had not done much for the development of Andhra Pradesh.

While the Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday called upon all political parties to unite on the issue of grant of special status for Andhra Pradesh and other demands, including the speedy completion of the Polavaram project, the Lok Sabha adjourned for nearly a month-long recess amid unrelenting protests by Andhra Pradesh members demanding more central assistance for the state.

Supporting the demand of special category status, Gandhi has urged all political parties to unite for ensuring justice to the state.

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