Andhra Pradesh

Naidu holds luncheon for Amit Shah

Naidu holds luncheon for Amit Shah

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today hosted a lunch for BJP national president Amit Shah at his riverfront residence here.

Union Ministers M Venkaiah Naidu, Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of State Y S Chowdary, state TDP president K Kala Venkata Rao, state ministers Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, Kamineni Srinivas, Nara Lokesh and state BJP president Kambhampati Hari Babu also attended.

“There was a general discussion on the political scenario in AP and also about the forthcoming presidential election,” a TDP leader, who attended the luncheon said.

Shah and others were treated to a wide variety of Andhra veg and non-veg delicacies.

There was no information on whether Chandrababu and Shah had a one-on-one chat, as widely expected.

Earlier in the day, Chandrababu and Shah flew down from Hyderabad together in a special aircraft and inaugurated 13 advanced life support ambulances at the Vijayawada airport.

The ambulances were purchased at a cost of Rs 4.16 crore from the MPLADS funds of Suresh Prabhu, who is a member of Rajya Sabha from the state.

The 13 ambulances would cater to the people of 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh and help patients in far flung areas, Suresh Prabhu said on the occasion.

He said there were plans to provide Hitec Trauma Centers along highways from MPLADS funds.

Prabhu also discussed future health-related funds allocation with the Chief Minister and state health minister Kamineni Srinivas.

–PTI