…so PM Modi put the first stamp on coalition politics, Naidu's first wish was fulfilled

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: Recently, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu came to Delhi and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. When the picture of this meeting came out, people interpreted it differently. It was being speculated that Chandrababu had gone to meet him regarding the demands of his state. This speculation has proved almost correct. Within a week of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Center has accepted a major demand of setting up an oil refinery and petrochemical hub in Andhra Pradesh with an investment of Rs 60,000 crore. Naidu, an important ally in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Center, met top officials of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) on Wednesday to discuss preparations for setting up a refinery in the state.This is a big victory for Naidu
According to the information, three places have been discussed for the refinery. These include Srikakulam, Machilipatnam and Ramayapatnam. The formal announcement of the refinery is likely to be made in the budget to be presented on July 23. It will be finalized after the location is decided. Sources say that this process will take at least two months and the location may not be announced in the budget. This is a big victory for Naidu, as he had insisted on setting up the refinery during his meeting with the PM and Petroleum Minister Hardeep Puri.

With 16 MPs, TDP is the second largest party in the NDA
Naidu's 16 MPs are supporting the BJP-led NDA government. However, Naidu is saying that he has the interest of his state in mind. The refinery is a commitment made at the time of division of the state. BPCL and the Petroleum Ministry have not said anything about this move yet. Chandrababu Naidu posted on the microblogging site X and wrote that there is a lot of potential for petrochemicals in our state. I have held a meeting with officials and detailed discussions have taken place regarding the petroleum hub.

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After BJP, Chandrababu Naidu's party is the second largest party in NDA. This time BJP could not get absolute majority on its own and in such a situation the importance of allies increases a lot. Including BJP and other allies, NDA's figure has reached 293. This time BJP got only 240 seats out of 543 and it remained far from majority on its own. Many questions were raised by the opposition regarding allies but till now no NDA party has said anything that could create any problem for the central government. Many questions were also raised regarding the election of Lok Sabha Speaker but till now all the decisions have been taken by consensus. After BJP and TDP, Nitish's JDU is the third largest party in NDA.


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