Vijayawada

A.P. ready to bear cost of fee reimbursement: Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu addressing Collectors' conference in Vijayawada on Thursday. Photo: By Arrangement

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu addressing Collectors' conference in Vijayawada on Thursday. Photo: By Arrangement   | Photo Credit: HANDOUT_E_MAIL

He took a dig at Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for the latter’s ‘provocative remarks’ on every issue at a time when his government was trying to resolve the issues arising out of bifurcation amicably.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday asserted that his government was ready to bear the expenses on account of fee reimbursement to students of the State.

Speaking at the first meeting of the District Collectors’ Conference, post-bifurcation organised here, Mr. Naidu said, “Our government is ready to bear the costs incurred by A.P. students if the details pertaining to the nativity of students are finalised in line with the A.P. Reorganisation Act and other relevant legal provisions.”

He took a dig at Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for the latter’s ‘provocative remarks’ on every issue at a time when his government was trying to resolve the issues arising out of bifurcation amicably.

“While we are keen on resolving the issues amicably, the Telangana Chief Minister is trying to provoke people on one pretext or the other. Mr. Rao goes ahead to hurl challenges at our model of comprehensive development,” he said.

The latest in the list of issues was the fee reimbursement to students where the A.P. government expressed willingness to bear 58 per cent of the expenditure in line with the Reorganisation Act while Mr. Rao was harping on reimbursement of fee incurred by ‘their (Telangana) students’. The Telangana government had earlier raised the controversy relating to admissions through common entrance tests.

Mr. Naidu explained how he consistently maintained a neutral stand on bifurcation and wanted to resolve the issues through dialogue in the interests of the people of two States. “The UPA government went ahead with the bifurcation in such a manner that the new State is left with no clarity on the capital. A committee has been constituted to examine the feasibility of locating the capital, but it is yet to submit its report,” he said.

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