Amaravati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a last-minute effort to prevent the resignation of the two ministers Ashok Gajapati Raju and Y S Sujana Chowdary.
According to Media Advisor the Government of Andhra Pradesh Parkala Prabhakar, the Prime Minister said to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu that they could sit and talk over the issue.
The Chief Minister explained to Modi that many times he had discussed these issues with him, but nothing had come out of the discussions and the Centre did not help the state as it should have. In a brief reaction, the Prime Minister told Naidu, “We have done.”
Naidu then said to the Prime Minister that “yes some help was given but not substantial”. There are several issues like the Special Category Status, separate railway zone and many other issues which have not been addressed. Even the amount promised under special package was not given.
Naidu also said that since the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had made it clear once again on Wednesday that there was no question of giving SCS. Jaitley made it clear that the Centre would only extend 90 per cent and 10 per cent formula under special package and that it was for the state government to take it or leave it. This Naidu told the Prime Minister was not acceptable to him.
He further said that under the circumstances he does not see any point in continuing in the government and hence the two ministers would be meeting him soon and would submit their resignations. He, however, told Modi that TDP would continue to be party of NDA.