‘Centre will fulfill commitments made to Andhra Pradesh’, says Finance Minister

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
New Delhi

Union Minister for Finance Arun Jaitley today said in Rajya Sabha that the Centre will fulfil all the commitments made to Andhra Pradesh in letter and spirit.

The Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said in Zero hour raised the issue said that two years ago, when the united Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated, Hyderabad went to Telangana leading to a revenue loss to Andhra Pradesh. He reminded of the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh words on February 20, 2014 announced measures to mitigate the financial difficulties including formation of a new capital.

Jaitley said that the Centre is going to honour each of the commitments given one by one and the revenue deficit is being paid to the State and will continue to pay it.

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