Jagan meets KCR at Pragathi Bhavan
Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao made it clear that the policy of Telangana is to maintain cordial relations with neighbouring States in a give and take manner, and same would be followed in case of Andhra Pradesh State also.
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao made it clear that the policy of Telangana is to maintain cordial relations with neighbouring States in a give and take manner, and same would be followed in case of Andhra Pradesh State also.
The Chief Minister said that if only the River Godavari and the River Krishna waters are used effectively, then both the States would prosper in all aspects. Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy, who won in the recent Assembly elections held in Andhra Pradesh and after being elected as YSRCP Legislature Party leader, called on CM KCR along with his wife in Pragathi Bhawan on Saturday evening. On this occasion interesting discussion took place between both the leaders. CM KCR extended friendly hand to YS Jagan Mohan Reddy saying that friendly relations would be established with Andhra Pradesh State.
"Right from the beginning it has been our intention to maintain cordial and friendly relations with neighbouring states. I personally went to Maharashtra State and met the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis there. I personally took initiative on the aspect of water disputes between erstwhile Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra resulting in hold up of construction of projects. I told that our policy would be live and let live. I also told that by solving disputes both the States will be benefitted. With this, Maharashtra State came forward to cooperate. As a result, we are able to construct Kaleshwaram and other projects. Our policy would be to maintain similar relations with the present Andhra Pradesh State also. Let us act in such a manner so that both the States are benefitted" told CM KCR to YS. Jagan Mohan Reddy.
"From River Godavari about 3,500 TMC of water every year is flowing in to the sea. Telangana State can make use of a maximum of 700-800 TMC of water only. Rest of the water the Andhra Pradesh can make use of. Water from Godavari River may be diverted through gravity through Prakasham Barrage to Somasila project. With this the entire Rayalaseema could be converted into fertile fields. With just two lifts the Godavari Water could be supplied to Rayalaseema. The Andhra Pradesh farmers may be provided with irrigated water by making use of River Godavari water" suggested the CM.
Both the leaders have agreed to have a meeting of officers of both the States to discuss these issues.
CM KCR accorded a warm welcome to YS Jagan Mohan Reddy who after registering great victory in the recently concluded AP State Assembly elections came to Pragathi Bhawan. KCR warmly hugged YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. CM KCR felicitated him with 'Ikkat Shawl' and presented him with a memento of Silver Filigree make. CM KCR also blessed YS Jagan that he should be successful in discharging his duties as Chief Minister. KCR shared his happiness by offering sweets to him. CM KCR introduced YS Jagan to his Cabinet colleagues and others. Shobha Rani, CM KCR's wife and Shailima, KTR's wife welcomed YS Bharathi Jagan.
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is accompanied by MPs Vijaya Sai Reddy and Mithun Reddy. Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Deputy Speaker Padma Rao, Minister's Mahmood Ali, Eatela Rajender, Indra Karan Reddy, Koppula Eshwar, Jagadish Reddy, Vemula Prashanth Reddy, Talasani Srinivas Yadav, V. Srinivas Goud, CH Malla Reddy, Government Whip Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, Parliamentary Party Leader K. Keshava Rao, MP Santhosh Kumar, TRS Working President K.T Rama Rao, former MP's B. Vinod Kumar, Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy, MLC Seri Subhash Reddy and others joined CM KCR in welcoming YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Jagan Mohan Reddy extended his personal invitation to CM KCR to attend his swearing-in-ceremony on 30th of this month in Vijayawada.