Post-split, Minister Raju to push for Seemandhra development

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013 - 20:07

Rajahmundry: Union Minister and Congress leader M M Pallam Raju on Friday said if the division of Andhra Pradesh appears inevitable, he will strive to bring investments for development of the parent state.

Raju, a strong votary of a united Andhra Pradesh, said if the bifurcation takes place, he will ensure Seemandhra (coastal AP and Rayalseema) does not lose out on funds.

"I am a supporter of united Andhra Pradesh. (But) if the division of Andhra Pradesh is inevitable, I will strive to bring investments for development of the State (Seemandhra)," the Lok Sabha MP from Kakinada said here in East Godavari district.

He was talking to reporters after inaugurating parks.

The State will be developed on all fronts with the investments, he added.

Raju said Central Ministers from Seemandhra will attend a meeting conveyed by the Group of Ministers (GoM) on AP bifurcation on November 18 and explain their stand.

PTI

First Published: Friday, November 15, 2013 - 20:07

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