Naidu meets 11 ministers in Delhi

  • Spends a busy day
  • Urges Centre for 1500 crore for employment scheme

Hyderabad, January 16: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was busy in meeting various Union ministers on the second day of his visit here.

Naidu met some Union ministers on Thursday and today he called on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely to mount pressure to get funds envisaged in the AP Re-organisation Act. He reported to have discussed with Jaitely on the State deficit budget. Naidu was accompanied by Union minister Sujana Choudary, MP C M Ramesh and State government representative in Delhi Kambhampati Rammohan Rao and senior officers.

Speaking to media later, Chandrababu Naidu said he met 11 Union ministers during his two-day stay in the national capital and impressed upon them to help the State in development and construction of new capital. He also said he had discussed with the Central ministers about the need to encourage industries, special package for the State, special status to the State, financial assistance for building of new capital and other issues. He said the Prime Minister assured him that the Centre would resolve all problems and development of the State.

The AP Chief Minister said he has urged the Centre to allocate an additional Rs 1,500 crore for employment guarantee program. He also informed Union minister Uma Bharati to grant Rs 5,000 crore spent on Polavaram project. He also requested the Railway Minister to modernize railway stations in AP beside creating a new zone at Visakhapatnam. (NSS)

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