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Naidu wants “more” funds for AP from Centre


Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today said he wants the Centre to allocate “more” funds for the state in the upcoming Union Budget.

Naidu, who left for Delhi to meet and take up state issues with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley ahead of the Budget, told this to reporters here.

“I would seek more funds for the state in the next central budget,” Naidu said.

“I would also ask for more allocation for Polavaram irrigation project, which has been declared as a national project,” the Chief Minister said.

The Union Budget will be presented in the Parliament on February 29.

Two days back, Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Y Rama Krishnudu had submitted a memorandum to Arun Jaitely in New Delhi seeking additional funds for the state and Rs 4,000 crore for Polavaram project.

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