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YSR Congress to give issue-based support to Modi govt: Jagan

LiveMint logoLiveMint 19-05-2014 PTI

New Delhi: YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy on Monday said his party will give issue-based support to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre.

Accompanied by senior party leaders, Reddy met prime minister-elect Narendra Modi and said, “Andhra Pradesh requires him (Modi).”

Asked whether his party, which has won nine seats in Lok Sabha election, would join the NDA, he said, “BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) does not require the support of any political party. “The fact is that they already have 282 MPs and they don’t need the support of any of us. Andhra Pradesh wants him (Modi),” Reddy said.

He said that his party would extend “issue-based” support to the NDA government. Jagan also gave a representation to Modi on the issue of division of Andhra Pradesh. He appealed to the prime minister-designate to provide funds liberally for building a new capital for Seemandhra as it has been promised in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.

YSR Congress’ main rival Telugu Desam Party is a pre-poll partner of the BJP in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and is part of the NDA.

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