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KCR meets PM with big wishlist

KCR meets PM with big wishlist
Highlights

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday and submitted a wish list consisting of 21 proposals including special status to Telangana.

Live in peace with AP: Modi tells him

  • KCR seeks special status for Telangana
  • 4000MW power plant, `6,000-cr spl package for backward areas among the other demands
  • CM invites Modi to inaugurate Metropolis Conference in city
  • Clears Centre’s doubts over Mega Survey

Hyderabad/New Delhi: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday and submitted a wish list consisting of 21 proposals including special status to Telangana, National status to Pranahita-Chevella, 4000 MW power plant in Telangana and Rs 6,000 crore special packages for backward areas in the state. He also invited the Prime Minister to inaugurate the Metropolis Conference scheduled here next month.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao calls on Prime Minister  Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Saturday
This meeting assumed importance as there were reports of friction between the Centre and the TS Government on the issue of the controversial household survey that was recently conducted in the state.

The survey had created apprehension among people hailing from Seemandhra region who reside in Telangana that it was meant to identify Seemandhra natives. Later talking to the media, TRS senior leader K Keshav Rao said, "We have told the Prime Minister that we have done the survey and got the best of it. We informed him (about) the benefits of the survey." Keshav Rao asserted that the survey was conducted only to know the true facts on the ground against the backdrop of alleged excess ration cards.

The Prime Minister reportedly asked KCR to maintain friendly relations with Andhra Pradesh state and also suggested to go for dialogue process on issues that are troubling both the Telugu speaking states.

Rao said that the delegation had urged the PM to consider a second airport for Hyderabad in the northern part of the city. He said already there was an airport in the southern part of Hyderabad. The Government had requested for another airport in the northern part of the city, he said.

During the 30-minute meeting Rao discussed various issues from power to setting up educational institutes, Telangana special representative to Delhi S Venugopalachary said.

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