Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday maintained that Andhra Pradesh could not be treated on par with other States and asserted that the Centre had to fulfil its commitment towards implementing various provisions of the A.P. Reorganisation Act.
Speaking to reporters after attending the Niti Aayog meeting in New Delhi on Sunday, he said the State was facing funds crunch and recalled the assurance made by the previous UPA government on the floor of the Parliament that it would hand-hold the State till a level-playing field was achieved.
Post-bifurcation, there has been a 35 per cent revenue shortfall and the State was subsequently hit by Hudhud cyclone.
The establishment of 13 national institutions, industrial incentives, special development package and funding for capital were raised at the meeting, the CM said.
The issue of inter-State river linkage also came up at the meeting and at this juncture he insisted the necessity of intra-linkage of river Krishna and Godavari.