Hyderabad: Amid speculation about YSRCP joining NDA, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
The meeting lasted for about 45 minutes. Jagan’s meeting assumed significance as speculations are rife that YSRCP is keen to join BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.
However, YSRCP sources said that it was only a routine meeting to seek central funds for developmental projects in Andhra Pradesh.
YSRCP sources said Jagan sought funds for Polavaram project and GST dues.
He reportedly sought CBI inquiry into the Amaravati land scam and approval for the legislation passed by AP Legislative Assembly for dissolution of Legislative Council
“There is no proposal on YSRCP joining NDA government at the Centre. Neither we got an invite from BJP to join NDA nor did we make any attempt. All reports being published in a section of the press or being spread on social media in this regard are completely baseless and unfounded,” said AP government advisor Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy.
Sajjala made it clear that Jagan met Modi only to seek Centre’s assistance for the development of Andhra Pradesh.
Jagan also highlighted the grave financial crisis in AP due to a shortfall in GST and other revenue collections.
Chief Minister had last met Modi in February this year. Later, he interacted with Modi only through video conferences held with CMs to discuss pandemic and lockdown measures.
Though Jagan visited Delhi last month, he could meet only union home minister Amit Shah and union jal shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.