BJP president Amit Shah met TDP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday amid reports of deteriorating ties between their parties.
The two leaders exchanged their views on the upcoming presidential election while dedicating to people ambulances equipped with modern life support systems.
“There was a general discussion on the political scenario in AP and also about the forthcoming presidential election,” a TDP leader, who attended the lunch hosted by the chief minister said.
Union ministers M Venkaiah Naidu, Suresh Prabhu, Y S Chowdary, state TDP president K Kala Venkata Rao, state ministers Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, Kamineni Srinivas, Nara Lokesh and state BJP president Kambhampati Hari Babu were also present in the meeting.
The two sides have fought over various issues, mainly on the demand for special category status to the state and financial aid by the Centre.
Earlier in the day, Chandrababu and Shah flew down from Hyderabad together while dedicating to people 13 advanced life support ambulances at Vijayawada airport.
The ambulances were purchased at a cost of Rs 4.16 crore from the MPLADS funds of Suresh Prabhu, who is a member of Rajya Sabha from the state.These would cater to the people of 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh and help patients in far flung areas, Prabhu said.