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2019-05-27T02:00:45.688Z27-05-2019 2019-05-27T02:00:43.239Z - - 09-04-2020
YSR Congress Party president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister-designate YS Jaganmohan Reddy said that he would have supported the NDA if it had failed to form the government on its own at the Centre only after getting their signature on the Special Category Status document.
Reddy gave this statement after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence on Sunday and discussed the issue of Andhra Pradesh special category status. He also met BJP president Amit Shah and sought his support for the state's key demands.
“The situation would have been different had they won just 250 seats. We would have then supported BJP only after they signed the Special Category Status document,” he said.
The SCS is a major demand of the YSRCP and featured prominently in Reddy’s election campaign. The YSRCP decimated N Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party in assembly polls.
“If the BJP would've been limited to 250 seats, we wouldn't have had to depend so much on the central govt. But now, they don't need us. We did what we could do and told PM of our situation,” Jagan said.
Reddy also said that he has nothing against Chandrababu Naidu and added that his duty is that of a custodian.
Promising to the people that his government will be revolutionary reddy said, "within 6 months-1 yr I will ensure this government stands as exemplary to the country."
During the meeting with PM Modi, he talked about the state's financial woes and sought central funds. He also invited the prime minister to his swearing-in on May 30 in Vijayawada, but Modi reminded him of his own oath-taking ceremony on that day and said he shall visit AP later.
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