According to media reports, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu has agreed to the core of special package that has being offered by the Centre, instead of special category status.
The Centre is expected to announce a special package for Andhra Pradesh this night as the draft has being in review by AP CM and also sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is in Lavos . The center will announce the special package after the draft is checked for “will ‘and “shall” words. The PMO approval is on the way.
Naidu is satisfied with the draft and might add few minor changes. TDP chief is also demanding an announcement on increasing the number of assembly seats in the state.
Earlier, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Y.S. Chowdary met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on the special package, which would have all the benefits which a state gets under special category status.Jaitley assured Naidu that, efforts would be made to make the fund allocation at par with the special category status.
Y.S. Chowdary and MP C.M. Ramesh held a series of meetings with Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, Home Minister Rajnath Singh .