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Amit Shah invites Naidu for discussion on package

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TDP delegation to meet BJP president, FinMin on March 5

Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Friday telephoned Chief Minister and TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu to invite him for a discussion on implementation of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act and assurances given in Parliament.

A delegation led by Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Y. S. Chowdary will meet Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Mr. Shah and officials on March 5, the deadline fixed by Mr. Naidu for the Centre to announce a time-bound action plan for the implementation of the Reorganisation Act.

Mr. Shah’s call to Mr. Naidu assumes significance in the wake of the Telugu Desam’s decision to write letters to all political parties to seek their support for Andhra Pradesh’s demand.

Protest to continue

In spite of the BJP top brass offering an olive branch, the TDP, sources said, had decided to go ahead with plans to step up protests in Parliament.

“It will be a courtesy call. The TDP shall not compromise on Andhra Pradesh’s interests. The party will continue to mount pressure on the Centre until the issues raised by us are addressed to our satisfaction,” Mr. Naidu is learnt to have told his party colleagues.

Srikakulam MP Kinjarapu Ramamohan Naidu, Andhra Pradesh State Planning Board vice-chairman C. Kutumba Rao and officials will accompany Mr. Chowdary.

Mr. Rammohan Naidu and Mr. Kutumba Rao had met Mr. Shah on Thursday to discuss issues related to the State’s bifurcation.

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