YS Jagan Vows Persistent Efforts To Secure Special Status   

Chief Minister-designate of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said that the new State government under his leadership would make repeated and continuous requests to the Centre to grant the Special Status.

Jagan called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah on Sunday for the first-time after he stormed into power in the State with an emphatic win. In an hour-long meeting with the Prime Minister, Jagan made a passionate case for Special Status by presenting to him the dismal state of economy and finances in the State after the bifurcation.

Speaking to press persons after the two meetings, Jagan described his meeting with Modi as “healthy and positive”. “I sense that he (Modi) has a genuine desire to help the State of Andhra Pradesh, and he is aware of the situation in the State,” he added.

When asked how he could ensure that the State actually got Special Status given the NDA stands on its own at the Centre, he said, “It is true that they are in the position of strength. Our support to them in the government is redundant. So we have no option but to keep persisting about our demand until the Centre yields to our request. I am sure our demand will become a reality someday.”

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