Chandrababu to Meet Modi Amid Growing Gulf

Even as the leaders in TDP and BJP started pointing fingers at each other over financial help to Andhra Pradesh among others, CM Chandrababu Naidu is set to meet PM Modi on Tuesday.

Though the centre has clearly denied any possibility of ‘special status’ the TDP leaders and Babu are reportedly hoping for some sort of positive assurance from the Prime Minister. While CM Naidu’s meet is mainly to discuss the relief to draught-hit areas, sources suggest that discussion over the issue of special status is inevitable.

While disclosing the news about the meet, State Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu remembered the BJP leaders of the State Assembly’s two unanimous resolution for the ‘special status.’ He said that the Ap Chief Secretary would be accompanying the CM to New Delhi on May 17.

Some TDP sources have reportedly expressed doubts over Modi’s growing ignorance towards TDP and wondered whether Chandrababu’s stance against Modi after 2002 riots is still in Modi’s mind. They also said to have quoted Chandrababu’s assertion that Modi doesn’t seem to give any priority to the needs of the State. They suggest that Naidu is going to once again try to reach out to Modi and bring some good news back home.

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