The YSRCP chief will be meeting Modi and Shah a day after the party supported the Centre's move to scrap Article 370 which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

news Politics Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 08:07

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on Tuesday.

According to officials, the Chief Minister will leave for a two-day visit to the national capital on Tuesday morning.

He will first call on Amit Shah and will meet Modi. Jagan is likely to discuss the pending issues related to the state, especially the commitments made in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014.

Jagan, who already held a couple of meetings with Modi since assuming office two months ago, is likely to again urge him to accord special category statue to Andhra Pradesh as promised by the Centre at the time of bifurcation of unified Andhra Pradesh. 

He is also likely to seek Centre's help in early completion of Polavaram irrigation project across Godavari river.

The YSRCP chief will be meeting Modi and Shah a day after the party supported the Centre's move to scrap Article 370 which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

In Rajya Sabha YSRCP declared its "wholehearted" support to scrapping of Article 370 and the decision to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir.

YSRCP Parliamentary party leader in Rajya Sabha, Vijayasai Reddy said that the issue of Kashmir, had been 'pinching' the country for many years. “Hats off to the Home Minister and the Prime Minister for their vision. This will completely solve the problem of Kashmir. The courageous and bold and daring step by the Home Minister will be remembered in the Indian Parliamentary history forever. Our party President, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, and our party, whole-heartedly support the move,” he said.

This, despite the fact that both YSRCP and TDP have been demanding a special status for Andhra Pradesh following the bifurcation of the state.

On the second day of his visit, the Chief Minister will meet President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.

 

IANS inputs

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