The Narendra Modi government which had been turning a blind eye to the repeated requests of Andhra Pradesh government to release funds due to the state under various schemes and projects when Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu was the chief minister till recently, has suddenly started showing favours to the state.
Obviously, Modi was impressed by the new government headed by YSR Congress party president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is inclining towards the Bharatiya Janata Party.
While Naidu was adopting a confrontationist approach towards Modi, Jagan began on a completely friendly note and even went to the extent of touching the Prime Minister’s feet.
So, naturally, Modi has relaxed all restrictions imposed on release of funds to the state.
According to reports, the Centre has released Rs 3,000 crore to Polavaram irrigation project, which had been pending for several months.
While Naidu could not get a single rupee from the Centre for the project despite repeated requests, Jagan could get the funds released within two weeks of coming to power.
The Centre also agreed to release the balance amount of Rs 1,929 crore due for the project, after the submission of utilization certificates.
Similarly, the Centre also agreed to release another Rs 708 crore under the employment guarantee scheme to Andhra Pradesh.
The funds, which would have been released during the Naidu regime, are now being released due to lobbying by Jagan.
A few days ago, the Centre released another Rs 534 crore to the state under food security scheme.
So, Jagan has achieved with love what Naidu could not due to hatred!
SOURCE : GREATANDHRA