The Centre has taken a decision to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh. A series of meetings were held in Delhi in which BJP national president Amit Shah, Union Ministers Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah and Sujana Chowdary took part. Amit Shah told Jaitley that BJP will suffer irreparable loss in AP if the NDA sits on special status issue. Venkaiah said that AP people will trust the BJP only when special status, financial package and railway zone is granted. Shah asked Jaitley and Venkaiah to be prepared for countering special status demands once special tag is given to AP.