New Delhi, October 07: In a major development, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss various issues related to the state. YSRC Parliamentary Party leader and Special Representative V Vijaya Sai Reddy were also present in the meeting.
"Hon'ble Chief Minister called on Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in New Delhi, today," Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister's Office tweeted.
During the 40-minute meeting, they discussed the release of pending funds for the Polavaram irrigation project. Reddy discussed the pending dues and approvals for various projects like Kadapa Steel plant, according to official sources. Moreover, he also requested Modi for early release of pending revenue grant of Rs 10,000 crore, Rs 3,250 crore funds for the Polavaram project besides setting up a high court in Kurnool district, the sources added.
He also urged the Prime Minister to fulfill all promises made under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. Furthermore, the Chief Minister also discussed several other issues with the Prime Minister. After meeting with PM Modi, the Andhra Pradesh chief minister attended the Apex Council meeting with Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao over Krishna-Godavari river water-sharing.
This meeting comes amid when there are some rumors that YSR Congress planning to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-headed National Democratic Alliance (NDA). It is in the month of September that Reddy had come to Delhi to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah. This was the second time he has met Modi this year. Earlier the duo met on February 12.