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CM presents 22 demands to Modi

CM presents 22 demands to Modi
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Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed about pending issues under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, besides 33 per cent reservation for OBCs and women in Parliament and state legislature.

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed about pending issues under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, besides 33 per cent reservation for OBCs and women in Parliament and state legislature.

During his one-hour long meeting, the Chief Minister presented a charter of 22 demands to Modi, which includes financial aid to Mission Kakatiya and Mission Bhagiratha, establishment of IIM (Indian Institute of Management), sub- categorisation of SCs among other demands.

Among the key issues raised in the meeting with the Prime Minister, KCR demanded release of pending Rs 450 crore assistance for backward districts, increasing number of judges in the Telangana High Court from 24 to 42.

He also wanted establishment of institutes like IIM, IISER, IIIT and additional 23 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in new districts, the statement said.

The Telangana Chief Minister sought revival of the Cement Corporation of India in Adilabad district with the help of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and financial assistance of Rs 5,000 crore for Mission Kakatiya and Rs 19,205 crore for Mission Bhagiratha drinking water projects as recommended by the NITI Aayog.

Rao also discussed about pending railway and highway projects, setting up of a steel plant at Bayyaram in Khammam district and sought funds for the National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) in Medak district.

Sources said that KCR also explained river linking proposal to be taken up in collaboration with Andhra Pradesh to the Prime Minister.

The Chief Minister also emphasised on the need to set up the Bayyaram steel plan in Khammam districts with the help of the Centre.

He also mentioned about other pending institutes like the National Institute of Design (NID) at Hyderabad and sanction of IIIT under PPP model in Karimnagar.

He drew the attention of the PM towards the issue of pending sub-categorisation of SC's and the resolution adopted by TS government in the Assembly and the need for enhancement of reservations for BCs in employment and education and 33 per cent reservation for OBCs and Women in Parliament and State Legislatures.

He later met Union Home Minister Amit Shah for about 40-minutes. During this meeting, Rao sought funds for modernisation of police and road construction work in Left Wing Extremism-hit areas.

In his meeting with the Defence Minister, he discussed about the exchange of defence land with state government for building a secretariat and widening of highways in cantonment area.

The Chief Minister also sought one-time Grant-in-Aid of Rs 1,000 crore for the Warangal Textile Park, declaration of Ramappa Temple as World Heritage Site and revise the cost of flood flow canal.

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