Naidu to meet PM on May 16
Against the backdrop of the ongoing fiasco of the special status to Andhra Pradesh and ensuing Rajya Sabha elections, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is all set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 16.
Hyderabad: Against the backdrop of the ongoing fiasco of the special status to Andhra Pradesh and ensuing Rajya Sabha elections, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is all set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 16.
Naidu will also meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss on the pending issues of the APRA, Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar to press for de-notification of about 30,000 acres of forest land to meet the needs of the new capital Amaravati.
According to sources, as per the schedule, the Chief Minister would be returning to State on May 13 from his week-long personal foreign trip. On arrival besides attending few other pre-scheduled programmes, Naidu has to chair the Cabinet meeting scheduled to be held on May 16.
However, a communication has been sent to all the Ministers cancelling the Cabinet meeting late on Wednesday evening. The cancellation has come in the wake of the communication received from the Prime Minister’s office that the Chief Minister could meet him either on May 16 or 17.
The meeting was sought much before Naidu went on his personal trip abroad with his family, the sources added. Meeting of both the leaders assumes significance as the Chief Minister is armed with a comprehensive report on assistance given to the State so far from the creation of the State as part of the AP Re-organisation Act.
Also, the pending issues like compensating the revenue deficit inherited from the bifurcation of the State. Meagre drought relief given to AP vis-à-vis other neighbouring States. Naidu would also likely to make a pitch for clarity from the Centre to finalise early on the division of assets and liabilities of the institutions under Schedule 10 of the APRA.