Hailing the Union Budget, Hari Babu said, "Central Govt. has extended all the help that is to be given to Andhra Pradesh. We are happy with the budget. Nothing to criticize the Centre as far as the budget is concerned."
"Under the AP Reorganisation Act. 2014, there are five institutions to be established within 10 years- a central university and a tribal university in the state. The Centre has provided us Rs. 10 crores for it. We will soon introduce a bill in the Parliament for this," Hari Babu said.
"Other three institutions like Dharmavaram and Kadapa steel plants and establishing Vizag railway zone are under consideration. We will fulfill the remaining issues within a short period of time," he added.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is apparently upset with the saffron party over the poor allocation for the state in the Union Budget 2018-19 that was presented on February 1 by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Naidu held a crucial meeting with the party MPs, senior MLAs and leaders in Amaravati earlier today. The meeting was reportedly called to review the party's ties with its ally BJP. (ANI)