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KCR-Naidu talks today

KCR-Naidu talks today
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KCR-Naidu talks today, The meeting between the Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, N Chandrababu Naidu and K Chandrasekhar Rao, on Sunday is likely to put an end to the stand-off between the two chief ministers over several pricklish issues which had resulted in a sort of running battle between the two states.

  • Both CMs are expected to break ice and thrash out contentious issues
  • KCR is reluctant, believes it is at the initiative of Centre
  • Gajapati Raju hopes Our Bureau

N Chandrababu Naidu and K Chandrasekhar RaoHyderabad: The meeting between the Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, N Chandrababu Naidu and K Chandrasekhar Rao, on Sunday is likely to put an end to the stand-off between the two chief ministers over several pricklish issues which had resulted in a sort of running battle between the two states.

It was governor ESL Narasimhan who took the initiative and had discussions with both the chief ministers for over an hour during his ‘At Home’ on Friday held on the occasion of Independence Day. He would act as a mediator at the talks.

Both the Chief Ministers are likely to discuss issues like the fee reimbursement, the household survey, sharing of water and power, cancellation of PPAs by Andhra Pradesh government, and allotment of separate chambers for the ministers of both the governments during the Assembly session.

The AP Assembly budget session would begin on August 18 and the Telangana session during the last week of this month. Both the governments would have parallel sessions for at least 10 days. Since this simultaneous session could cause confusion, both the chief ministers had agreed to meet immediately. Earlier on Saturday, Speakers and chief secretaries of both the governments met their respective chief ministers and had discussion.

The two chief ministers also held meeting with officials to list out the contentious issues between the two states and prepare a status report. The Governor would be mediating in the talks which have been scheduled for one hour.

it will be for the good of two peoples

Speakers of both the states, chief secretaries and some senior ministers are also likely to participate in the meeting TRS leaders said their chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was perturbed and reluctant to participate in the talks since he believed that it was on the suggestion of AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu the Centre had empowered the Governor to take control of law and order in the common capital of Hyderabad. Sources said it was on the advice of the Central Government the Governor took the initiative since it felt the disputes might have a serious fall-out on the people belonging to both the States. The Centre also suggested that both the States should implement the provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act 2014 in letter and spirit to avoid disputes in future.

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