AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday welcomed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s declaration of a special financial package for Andhra Pradesh and said he would have been more satisfied had the Center allowed special status to the state.

He said the Center ought to execute its promises “in true soul” and in a time bound manner.

“People of the state have been waiting for this for a long time…Had they conceded special status, I would have been happier. In the event that they have some technical issues, they ought to do whatever is conceivable according to law,” he told a public interview after midnight here.

Naidu demanded that the Centre expedite the work on the Polavaram project and complete it in a time-bound manner.

With respect to the construction of capital city Amaravati, he said Rs 2500 crore already been sanctioned and another Rs 1000 crore promised would not be in any way sufficient.

“The Centre should do justice in this regard,” he added.

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