Hyderabad, Aug 3: Amid huge uproar against the Centre's silence on granting Andhra Pradesh a special status, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has for the second time assured more financial assistance to the state.
He said this in the Parliament to pacify the agitating Telugu Desam and YSR Congress Mps who created a stir demanding a Special State status for Andhra Pradesh.
Jaitley also informed that he had already spoken to Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu over the issue and had informed him that the Center was strategising alternatives to provide more assistance to the state.
In return, he asked the agitating politicians to return to their seats and allow the proceedings. TDP leader and Union minister of state Y.S. Chowdary, meanwhile said at a press conference in the evening that they would wait for the outcome and then plan further agitation.