Agriculture minister urges centre to clear stand by Thursday

Published: 10th August 2016 05:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th August 2016 05:41 AM   |  A+A-

GUNTUR: Agriculture minister P Pulla Rao has demanded the Centre to make an announcement on allocation of special category status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh by Thursday (August 11).

Addressing the media on the sidelines of the inauguration of AP Residential School at Chilakaluripet town in the district on Tuesday, the minister reiterated that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was mounting pressure on the Centre to allot SCS to the State.

Reacting to the YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy’s visit to the national capital and meeting the national leaders regarding the SCS, he stated that Jagan’s Delhi tour was aimed to enhance his own personal interest and not for the State since he was indulging in rampant corrupt practices and is facing several charges by the CBI.

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