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Narendra Modi faults Andhra Pradesh split; no promise of funds

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | CH V M KRISHNA RAO
Published Feb 8, 2018, 2:26 am IST
Updated Feb 8, 2018, 3:39 am IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the division of AP was done in haste, with the elections in mind.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday failed to address the demand for higher allocations to AP, though he criticised the Congress for the way it had divided Andhra Pradesh.

In his 90-minute speech in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, he said while the Vajpayee-led NDA government had created three new states taking into account both national and the states’ interests, the UPA government had divided AP for purely political purposes, without looking into issues that would concern the two successor states. 

 

He said the division of AP was done in haste, with the elections in mind, and it was done in such a way as to keep it out of the Lok Sabha. As a result, problems keep surfacing even fo-ur years after the split.

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Location: India, Andhra Pradesh




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