Vijayawada, June 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is scheduled to visit the temple town of Tirupati on June 9, will be received by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy. The newly-elected CM will also accompany the PM to the revered Tirumala temple, said the statement issued by the state government on Thursday.
In the next week, Reddy would be flying to Delhi where he is scheduled to attend the NITI Aayog meeting on June 15. An invite would be issued to all Chief Ministers for the key planning body meet, which will be chaired by PM Modi himself. Jaganmohan Reddy Meets PM Narendra Modi, Discusses Special Status, Central Funds For Andhra Pradesh
Update by ANI:
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy will also attend NITI Aayog meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi on June 15 in Delhi https://t.co/4kS4mMfWTM
— ANI (@ANI) June 6, 2019
Jagan, as the Andhra CM is popularly referred to as, was called by Modi last month immediately after his victory in the Andhra Pradesh assembly polls which were held simultaneously with the general elections.
During their interaction at the Prime Minister's Office, Jagan had appealed Modi to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh. While the special status demand remains pending, Modi assured Jagan of all possible forms of assistance from the Centre.
Notably, the special category status was the key poll plank in the bitterly fought elections between Jagan's YSRCP and his predecessor Chandrababu Naidu's TDP. The latter had severed ties with the BJP-led NDA in 2018, after its repeated demands seeking special status for Andhra was turned down by the erstwhile Modi government.