The BJP said the claim that the Centre was not helping AP was "deliberate distortion of facts" and asserted that the Centre had gone beyond its means to help the state.
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2.30 p.m. amid protests by members from Andhra Pradesh seeking special status for the state and the Congress demanding discussion.
Rajya Sabha witnessed pandemonium over the issue of special status to Andhra Pradesh even as the attempts to resolve the issue by Venkaiah Naidu failed.
Fifty weeks before the next general election for the 17th Lok Sabha and the BJP seems to be ready to don the war paint for 2019 with PM Narendra Modi sounding the bugle.
A formula will soon be worked out to release funds under a special package to Andhra Pradesh, Arun Jaitley said, allaying the fears of parliamentarians from the state.
Vociferous protests by members of NDA ally TDP forced brief adjournment of LS proceedings as they demanded special facilities for Andhra Pradesh.
The timing of a general election after four years in office is the biggest weapon that a ruling party has and usually plays after going through the fine print.
K Chandrasekhar Rao told that an appointment with PM Modi would be sought to lead an all-party delegation on the demand for categorisation of SCs in the state.
The TDP's Telangana asked party Chief N Chandrababu Naidu to take action against its working president A Revant Reddy.
NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind began his campaign in Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
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Jan Domestic Air Passenger Traffic At 1.15 Cr, Up 19.7% YoY
Air India Jan Passenger Load Factor At 84.6% vs 81.8% MoM
Jet Airways Jan Passenger Load Factor At 88.7% vs 88.5% MoM
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Air India Jan Market Share At 13.3% vs 13.1% MoM
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IndiGo Jan Market Share At 39.7% vs 39.4% MoM
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