Here are the issues discussed in a 45-minute meeting between Jagan and Modi
On Tuesday, in New Delhi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. For a two-day visit to the national capital, the Chief Minister met PM and Home Minister in Parliament office and had a meeting which lasted for 45 minutes,
The pending issues related to the state, especially the commitments made in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014 were demanded by the Jagan. Under this, the state should be exempted from GST and IT for 10 years. He even asked to reduce taxes for the establishment of new industries. He asked to reimburse Rs.5,103 crores that the state has spent for Polavaram project and to clear the revenue debt of Rs.22,948 crores.
To accord special category status to Andhra Pradesh as promised by the Centre at the time of bifurcation of unified Andhra Pradesh, Jagan Reddy, who already held a couple of meetings with Modi since assuming office two months ago, has urged him now. Centre's help in early completion of Polavaram irrigation project across Godavari river was also discussed.
A day after the party supported the Centre's move to scrap Article 370 which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief met Modi and Shah and even congratulated on the historic decision.
YSRCP declared its "wholehearted" support to the scrapping of Article 370 and the decision to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir in Rajya Sabha. the Chief Minister will meet President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, on the second day of his visit.