Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant special category status to the state in the light of the stand taken by the 15th Finance Commission.
In a letter to Modi, a copy of which was released to the media on Wednesday, Reddy sought his intervention in view of the observation by the panel that the issue comes under the domain of the Centre.
The chief minister wrote that the state government had requested the 15th Finance Commission to consider the plea for grant of the status, favourably. It took the view point that the issue is beyond the purview of Finance Commission.