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Jagan Mohan Reddy meets PM Modi to discuss special category to Andhra Pradesh

Reddy later also met BJP president Amit Shah and sought his support for the state's key demands.

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New Delhi: YSR Congress Party president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister-designate Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday and discussed the issue of according the special category status to the state.

He later also met BJP president Amit Shah and sought his support for the state’s key demands.

The SCS is a major demand of the YSRCP and Reddy, during his election campaign, had said he would support the party at the national level which promises to grant the status to Andhra Pradesh. The YSRCP stormed to power on Thursday with a landslide victory in assembly polls.

During the meeting with Modi at his 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence, Reddy discussed the issues of special category status to Andhra Pradesh and the state’s financial situation and sought central funds, sources said.

They said he also invited the prime minister to his swearing-in on May 30 in Vijayawada.

The YSRCP chief also interacted with officials at Andhra Bhawan.

On Saturday, he was unanimously elected as the leader of YSRC legislature party.

Reddy’s party has won 151 of the 175 assembly and 22 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh, the elections for which were held on April 11.

Also read: Amid alliance talk everywhere, Jagan Mohan Reddy is keeping to himself


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  1. For one, the passenger cabin of NDA is full. It needs no more allies, must be struggling to find Cabinet slots for hopeful MPs. For another, there is nothing left in the larder to fund SCS for Andhra. The new capital, Amaravati, which looks like a set from the film Baahubali, has a lot of unpaid bills.

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