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Government looking into demand: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday assured Lok Sabha members from Andhra Pradesh that the government was looking at their demand for the special category status for the state.

Government looking into demand: Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

New Delhi

Soon after the business resumed in the House after lunch, members of NDA partner TDP and the Opposition YSR Congress started shouting slogans demanding special category status for Andhra Pradesh. 

Lok Sabha had witnessed two brief adjournments over the issue earlier in the day. 

“Some members have concerns over particular issues. Government stands by its commitment. We are trying to find a solution to these issues,” Jaitley intervened.

But after this assurance, the MPs sought a timeline for resolving the matter and continued raising slogans like ‘we want justice’ and ‘we demand special status’. 

Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai urged them to participate in the business after the assurance given by the Finance Minister. 

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar too stated that the Finance Minister has given the assurance on the floor of the House.

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