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Centre to rethink on granting special status to Andhra Pradesh


Centre to rethink on granting special status to Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the central government needs to rethink on granting a special status to Andhra Pradesh. Jaitley said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed the Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya of NITI Aayog to discuss a few important sections of the AP Reorganisation Act and a final view is yet to be arrived at in order to grant a special status to Andhra Pradesh.

He also said that assistance in capital building has been suggested by the AP government for which some initial grant has been given. Jaitley stated that steps would be taken to reconcile with 14th Finance Commission's recommendations.

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