Raghuveera Asks Naidu To Clarify On Central Funds To AP

APCC chief Raghuveera Reddy had asked CM Naidu to clarify on Central government funds given to the State. He said Finance Minister Jaitely had admitted to have given Rs 10,500 crore to AP, while Amit Shah had claimed to have given Rs 1.75 lakh crore.

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president N Raghuveera Reddy has asked Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu to clarify on the statements of BJP leaders on giving funds to the State. Raghuveera Reddy said that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely had admitted in the Parliament that the Central government had given Rs 10,500 crore financial assistance to the State, while BJP national president Amit Shah had claimed to have given Rs 1.75 lakh crore. He said that people were confused over the two different statements on the Central assistance to the State and wanted Chandrababu Naidu to clarify.

He said that Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has given clarity on Amit Shah’s statement with statistical evidence and proved the BJP chief wrong in regard to the figures of financial support to the government. He wanted similar clarification by Chandrababu Naidu to clear the doubts on the Central government’s assistance to the State. He wondered why Chandrababu Naidu was silent on Amit Shah’s claims and wanted to know if the AP CM was afraid of BJP leaders.

The APCC chief accused Naidu of borrowing money and wasting it at the cost of the people. Stating that 15 Chief Ministers of the State in the past 58 years have borrowed ₹ 1 lakh crore for the State, Raghuveera alleged that Naidu alone in the last three years had borrowed ₹ 1.16 lakh crore. He alleged that Naidu was wasting money pushing the State into a debt trap. He took a dig at Naidu for spending peoples’ money on his pleasure trips and benefiting his own party contractors.

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