Chandrababu Naidu to meet PM Narendra Modi to discuss Telangana, Seemandhra

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New Delhi, May 30: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday reached national capital to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ahead of Telangana formation on June 2.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister- designate Naidu is likely to put forward his list of demands to Modi related to Telangana, which will formed as the residual state out of Andhra Pradesh and will also discuss about granting special status to Seemandhra.

Naidu will discuss granting of "special state" status to Andhra Pradesh for a period of ten years, and not five years as incorporated in the Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Act 2014. Naidu is expected to press for an ordinance in this regard, sources close to him said.

He is also expected to take up issues like division of assets and liabilities between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, besides allocation of staff and power, among other issues.

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief who is set to take oath as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister on June 8, would also extend an invitation to the Prime Minister for his swearing-in ceremony, sources said.

Chandrababu Naidu is set to take oath as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister on June 8

The issue of Andhra Pradesh's new state capital and central funding for it would also be discussed, sources said.

Earlier in the morning Naidu met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti to discuss the Polavaram multi-purpose irrigation project issue.

During election campaigns, BJP had promised Seemandhra region "special status" for ten years, if the party was voted to power at the Centre.

Naidu- led TDP, that had stitched an alliance with the BJP before Lok Sabha elections won 16 seats in Andhra Pradesh.

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