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2019-06-15T03:26:06.419Z15-06-2019 2019-06-15T03:26:03.102Z - - 02-04-2020
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy met Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah on Friday in Delhi and requested him to consider Andhra Pradesh's demand for Special Category Status (SCS) by 'softening his heart'. The move to grant SCS would be a huge help to the Rs2.58 lakh crore debt-ridden state of Andhra Pradesh.
Jagan also declared that he will be raising the demand for SCS for Andhra Pradesh at the NITI Aayog meeting to be held today.
"I met Home Minister to try and prevail upon him and also soften PM's heart on special category status", said Jagan after the meeting which lasted an hour.
Right after his party, YSRCP swept the assembly polls in AP, Jagan flew down to Delhi to meet PM Modi and Amit Shah. Jagan had reportedly raised the topic of Special Status during the brief meeting with the two BJP leaders. However, Jagan declared that as per the present political conditions, he could only request and not 'demand or command' on the issue.
"Today, we might not get it. We have to be at somebody's mercy but I will remind him (Modi) again and again and someday things will change," said Jagan after the meeting with Modi last month.
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