VIJAYAWADA: The BJP’s tie-up with the ruling Telugu Desam Party were intact and would continue and both the parties together would get what was due to Andhra Pradesh from the Centre, State BJP president K Haribabu said here on Tuesday.
Speaking at a function got up here to celebrate the completion of one year in office of the Narendra Modi-headed NDA government at the Centre, the state BJP president, who is also the Visakhapatnam MP, said that the NDA government was committed to completing the Polavaram Project within the next five years and that it would help the state government in the construction of the new capital city.
The BJP leader said the centre was aware of its commitment to developing the state which had a revenue deficit and which was seeking incentives for those who wanted to set up industries. “The Centre will come to the rescue of the state in every respect,” Haribabu said.
He recalled how the Centre had already set the ball rolling. “It has sanctioned two power projects with a capacity of 6,5000 mw -- one 2,500-mw solar and another 4,000- mw thermal station -- in Visakhapatnam district. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was in constant consultation with the Centre on what was needed for the state.
Others who spoke at the function included TDP MPs Kesineni Nani and K Narayana.