The newly-elected Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy met Union home minister Amit Shah in the national capital on June 14 to discuss the special category status for the state. Reddy also said he would raise the demand in the first meeting of the governing council of the NITI Aayog.
Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh chief minister, YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Friday (June 14) met the Union home minister Amit Shah and requested him to "soften PM's heart" on the issue of granting special category status (SCS) to his state.
Reddy also said he would raise the demand in the first meeting of the governing council of the NITI Aayog, to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which is held today (June 15).
"I met the home minister to try requesting him to soften PM's heart on special category status," the YSRCP-led Jaganmohan Reddy addressed the reporters after an hour-long meeting with Shah.
The YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief also urged the Centre to fulfil all commitments made under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.
Before being sworn in as Andhra Pradesh chief minister, Jagan had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah on the SCS issue. He had said his party could only request the BJP-led central government and not "demand or command".
"Today, we might not get it (special category status). We have to be at somebody's mercy, but I will remind him (Modi) again and again and someday, things will change," Reddy had told the media after his first meeting with Modi.
In the recently-held Lok Sabha election, YSRCP won 22 Parliamentary seats of the 25 and also swept the Assembly polls. The party's Parliamentary board meeting is likely to be held on Saturday (June 15).
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Last Updated 15, Jun 2019, 10:55 AM