Modi Gave Rs 1.75 Lakh Crore to AP, Says Amit Shah
Amaravati: BJP National President Amit Shah, who addressed the party workers on Thursday, claimed that the Central government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave Rs 1.75 lakh crore to the Andhra Pradesh government in the last three years. He said the Modi government also cleared more than a dozen Central government institutions like IIT, NIT, and AIIMS, making a record after Independence.
Shah addressed a huge gathering of the party booth level committee members and said that the meeting was the beginning of the BJP’s victory in the state. He said that Vijayawada, the land of victory that had given Pasupatha to Arjun from Lord Shiva, would give power to BJP shortly. Holding a six-page document in his hand, Amit Shah said that all the six pages contained the funds and projects given to Andhra Pradesh by the Modi government in the last three years. He further said that the list would go a long way in the years to come with the Modi government treating AP as a special state.
The BJP chief also referred to the popular demand of Special Category Status to the state and said that the BJP government at the Center was giving more benefits to the state in the form of special package than what was expected to the state through Special Category Status. He further alleged that the Congress, which divided the state, did not mention the special category status in the Bifurcation Act. The 14th Finance Commission, which was constituted by the UPA government also recommended against special category status because of which the NDA government had to go for the special package, he reiterated.