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BJP claims that Centre has done enough for Andhra Pradesh: 10 reasons why state feels it has been severely let down

Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claimed that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government has done maximumfor Andhra Pradesh, the state has refused to relent. Reports have indicated that chief minister and Telugu Desam Party supremo N Chandrababu Naidu instructed his partymen to keep up pressure on BJP till justice is done to the state. Naidu's unwillingness to relent to BJP's overtures is not without reason. The sentiments in the state are so strong that the perceived injustice is the spotlight of the day. Here's why:

1. The Government of India is supposed to compensate for the revenue deficit as the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh lost capital city Hyderabad to Telangana. This city accounted for the lion's share of the combined state income. The revenue deficit was initially estimated at Rs 16,700 crore. The amount was later revised by the Centre to Rs 7,500 crore and the central government only paid Rs 3,977 crore. While the Andhra government claims that the revenue deficit to be paid by the Centre is Rs 12,500 crore, the Centre claims that the due in this regard is merely Rs 138 crore.

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