Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. Party sources said that during this time he has demanded special status for the state. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has also tweeted about the meeting between Jagan and Modi. Reddy, who won the 2019 state elections riding on the issue of special category status, has previously held several meetings with the Prime Minister and Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the issue.
have met before
Sources said Reddy has reached New Delhi to make a last ditch effort amid the strengthening of Congress’ hold in Andhra Pradesh and the possibility of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) forming an alliance with BJP. “Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister met the Prime Minister in the Parliament complex and discussed pending projects and demands, including special category status for Andhra Pradesh,” sources said.
Possibility of alliance with BJP
According to news agency PTI, the special category status is one of the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, which led to the formation of Telangana in June 2014. Jagan’s visit to the national capital comes days after TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu met Shah and BJP president JP Nadda for talks. An alliance with the saffron party is possible for the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh. Let us tell you that there is a possibility of simultaneous general and state assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh before May.