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accord special status to AP for 15 yrs: Jagan
Jaganmohan Reddy: Accord Special Status to Andhra Pradesh for 15 yrs, YSR Congress President YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Friday demanded that the centre extend special status to Andhra Pradesh for 15 years instead of proposed 10 years and fulfill all promises made by the union government as outlined in the AP Reorganisation act-2014.
- YSRCP leaders told Union Finance Minister that there is no mention of promises like establishing IIT, Central varsity and AIIMS type super-speciality hospital in AP
- Urges Minister to release funds for upgradation of airports at Vizag, Vijayawada and Tirupati and metro rail network
Hyderabad : YSR Congress President YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Friday demanded that the centre extend special status to Andhra Pradesh for 15 years instead of proposed 10 years and fulfill all promises made by the union government as outlined in the AP Reorganisation act-2014.
A party delegation led by Jagan met union Finance minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi and submitted a memorandum, urging him to speed up the infra projects in the successor State of Andhra Pradesh without any delay.
The YSR party chief pointed out that there were a lot assurances given by the centre in the AP Reorganisation Act. Promises were made to set up institutions like IIT, IIM, IISc, Central University, National Institute of Disaster Management and Metro trains, Tribal university and AllMS type super-speciality hospital-cum-teaching Institution. But there was no mention of these institutions in the Union budget presented on Thursday. Jagan further urged the Union Minister that AP should be given Special Category status for a period of 15 years and similarly, the fiscal incentive package should be in force for 15 years in the least. He asked the Minister to take steps to set up a steel plant at Kadapa, petrochemical complex and the upgradation of airport at Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Tirupati as international airports and set up of metro rail networks in Visakhapatnam and in Vijayawada-Tenali-Guntur stretch.
After the meeting, Jagan told the media persons that he had explained the problems being faced by the new state of AP to Jaitley and. The Minister also responded positively, he added.