AP Did Not Get Justice from Finance Commission – Naidu

KURNOOL: A P Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said on Friday that the state did not get justice fromA�the 14thA�Finance Commission.

He was addressing a function after inaugurating Social empowerment mission. Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu had surplus budgets, whereas Andhra Pradesh was facing heavy deficit budget, he said and added a�?we cannot compete with them even if we work hard for five yearsa��.

a�?We will request the Centre to sanction more assistance forA�development of the Statea��, Mr. Naidu said.

Launching a scathing attack on the Congress for bifurcation, theA�AP chief minister said Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated without taking into consideration theA� sentiments of the people of Andhra.A� Though the state was facing a financial crisis, he would not go back on his promise of striving for its developmenta��, he said.

He said Kurnool would be developed into a mega tourism circle as it had a number of temples. (NSS)

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