Minister of State for Commerce and Industries (Independent) Nirmala Sitharaman has held a special meeting with Union Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju and recently anointed MoS Y Sujana Chowdary on Wednesday in New Delhi. The Centre-cadre ministers belonging to Andhra Pradesh in unison decided to put pressure on Union Government to get special financial package for the truncated state of Andhra Pradesh that is mired in neck-deep woes.
Sources close to Union Aviation Minister Gajapati Raju said that Mr Raju has admitted that Centre has delayed in announcing financial package to the new state. However, they’re said that Centre government is keen on keeping its word and giving financial aid. Sujana Chowdary also made it clear that Modi is firm on helping people of AP. Meanwhile, we hear that the state government of AP is yet to estimate the total amount that is needed for it to build its capital. We hear that Ministers Nirmala, Ashok Gajapati Raju and Sujana Chowdary are again going to held three subsequent meetings on November 17, 18 and 19 to take the matter to a logical conclusion.