"Situation Would Have Been Different": YSRCP Chief Jagan Mohan Reddy Says He Would Have Supported BJP Only After Getting Special Category Status For Andhra Pradesh Had BJP Been Restricted To 250 Seats In 2019 Polls

Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha Elections

Addressing a press conference in Andhra Bhavan in New Delhi after meeting PM-elect Narendra Modi, YSRCP chief and Andhra Pradesh chief minister-elect, Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday said that his party would have pressed on Andhra Pradesh's Special Category status had the BJP's win restricted to 250 seats.  

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:

Addressing a press conference in Andhra Bhavan in New Delhi after meeting PM-elect Narendra Modi, YSRCP chief and Andhra Pradesh chief minister-elect, Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday said that his party would have pressed on Andhra Pradesh's Special Category status had the BJP's win restricted to 250 seats.  

Talking about his meeting with the PM-elect, Reddy said that he would repeatedly insist on the state's demand for  Special Category status over the next five years, as he believed only constant reminder would change things. 

When questioned about his views on former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu, he said he bore no animosity towards him and also spoke about his plans for the state promising an exemplary government in 6 months - 1 year of taking charge.

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Earlier in the day,  Reddy held meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his Delhi residence discussing the issue of special status for the state with PM Modi, as per inputs.

Furthermore, inputs also told that Jagan Mohan Reddy has invited the Prime Minister to his swearing-in ceremony in Andhra Pradesh which is set to take place on May 30. Other leaders of YSRCP such as V Vijaya Sai Reddy were also present during the meeting. 

Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister posted a tweet sharing glimpses of the meeting. In the tweet, he wrote, "We had a fruitful discussion on many issues related to the development of Andhra Pradesh. I promised to help as much as possible from the center of his tenure."

On May 23, YSRCP decimated Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh in 2019 Lok Sabha polls and Assembly elections, by winning 151 seats out 175-seater AP assembly leaving on 23 seats for TDP and only 3 Lok Sabha seats.

On a national scale, the NDA had a thumping victory in the general election, with the BJP winning 303 seats, its highest ever, and its allies 50.
 

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