Andhra BJP delegation thanks PM Modi for special package

| Updated: Sep 10, 2016 18:36 IST

New Delhi,[India] Sept. 10 (ANI): A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation from Andhra Pradesh called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday and thanked him for the announcement of a special package for the state. During the interaction, Prime Minister Modi said there are ample opportunities for development in Andhra Pradesh and they must work for development of the state. The centre on Wednesday announced more financial assistance for Andhra Pradesh to make up for the loss in revenue that the state has suffered from the bifurcation to create Telangana. Andhra Pradesh Assembly was adjourned sine die earlier today as the opposition YSR Congress Party members protested demanding special status and central package to the state. The trouble began soon after the house met for the day with the opposition members objecting the presence of marshals in the house. The YSR Congress members trooped into the well of the House raising slogans and displaying placards. They demanded a discussion immediately over the issue where as the ruling TDP demanded action to be taken against those who misbehaved in the house on Friday by breaking microphones of the Speaker and broken the railing of the podium. When the pandemonium continued in the house, the Speaker adjourned the house for a brief period. "The government has clearly stated that financial devolution to any state is not possible. The Central Government has decided to give more money than the money from financial devolution. The Central Government has helped Andhra Pradesh a lot. The government is ready to discuss anything based on facts and figures," Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu told the media in Hyderabad. The state is observing bandh today in protest against denial of special category status to the state. Security has been beefed up to prevent any untoward incident. (ANI)