Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao today appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take an immediate call on the bifurcation of the common High Court in Hyderabad for AP and Telangana, and also allot land at the Bison Polo Grounds for the construction of a new Secretariat for Telangana.
The Chief Minister, who reached Delhi on Friday, called on the Prime Minister today and discussed Telangana issues for about an hour. He is also understood to have submitted a memorandum comprising 10 key issues pertaining to the state.
During his talks, the Chief Minister made a strong pitch for the bifurcation of the High Court by setting up a separate one for Andhra Pradesh and making the existing one in Hyderabad exclusive to Telangana.
He also stressed the need for giving 95% of jobs to local youths, and sought approval for the proposed new zonal system for the purpose.
The Chief Minister also apprised the Prime Minister of the various developmental programs including irrigation projects being undertaken by his government, and urged him to provide the necessary financial assistance for them.
KCR also urged Modi to release funds for the backward districts in the state, approve the proposed new zonal system, and keep the promises made under the AP Reorganization Act.
Other issues that figured prominently during the meeting included the setting up of an ITIR; national status for the Kaleshwaram project; setting up an IIM, an IPIR and a IIIT in the state; and the allocation of a Jawahar Navodaya School to each district in the state.
Earlier on Friday, KCR had met with Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
and discussed the various issues of the state, including the bifurcation of the High Court.