Prime Minister Narendra Modi said there are ample opportunities for development in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The Prime Minister made the opinion when a BJP delegation from the State met him to thank him for announcing a special financial package, amidst a strong demand for granting special category status to Andhra Pradesh.
The financial package includes full funding of the Polavaram irrigation project, tax concessions and a special assistance, among others. But it stopped short of giving the State a special category status, which is being demanded by the opposition parties. “During the interaction, the PM said they should work for development of the State.
However, Opposition parties, including the YSR Congress, are not satisfied with the financial package and are demanding special category status in the wake of carving out of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh. The State Assembly has been witnessing uproar over the issue since the beginning of the monsoon session on September 8, with the Opposition pressing for special category status.