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Budget 2018: BJP ally Chandrababu Naidu unhappy over 'raw deal' to Andhra

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, at a meeting with party leaders, voiced his disappointment over lack of any allocations for the state

IANS  |  Amaravati 

N Chandrababu Naidu, Andhra Pradesh, CM
N Chandrababu Naidu, chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. Photo: PTI

Andhra Pradesh's ruling on Thursday expressed its unhappiness with BJP-led government for the "raw deal" meted out to the state in the Union 2018-19.

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, at a meeting with party leaders, voiced his disappointment over lack of any allocations for the state to fulfill the commitments made in Reorganisation Act.

Naidu, who is also the chief, which is a constituent of the NDA, met his Cabinet colleagues and party leaders to discuss the "injustice" meted out to the state.

is a part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre while the Bharatiya Janata Party is the junior ally in the TDP-led government in the state. 

Cabinet minister S Chandramohan Reddy told reporters after the meeting that they will convey their dissatisfaction to the Centre and the party leaders authorised Naidu to take an appropriate decision. 

He said the had been waiting for four years for the to help the state come out of the difficult situation created by its division.

Party leader and Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Y Sujana Chowdhary said that the has let down the people of

Chowdhary told reporters in New Delhi that the should have made allocations for Polavaram project, development of new state capital Amaravati, the Visakhapatnam Metro Project and the Visakhapatnam Railway Zone.

He said there were no allocations for major railway projects in the state.

Stating that there will be no compromise on the state's interests, he said the future course of action would be decided by Chandrababu Naidu.

Party MP Rammohan Naidu said they were even ready to resign for the sake of the state.

The chief had last month called on Prime Minister to request him to take steps to fulfill the commitments made to the state at the time of the state's division.

He had demanded that the Centre do the handholding to help the state overcome revenue deficit and ensure level playing field at par with other states.   

First Published: Fri, February 02 2018. 12:35 IST
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