KCR Urges Modi To Split HC, Fund Telangana Projects
In his Delhi trip, the Telangana CM sought the PM's intervention in the High Court bifurcation row, and funds for his developmental projects.
Hyderabad | 18th July 2016
During his three-day tour of the national capital, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought his intervention to sort out the pending Hyderabad High Court bifurcation issue, and reportedly alleged that the delay was because of his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Chandrababu Naidu. He also reportedly accused Naidu of making deliberate attempts to block the ongoing irrigation projects.
According to informed sources, the Telangana Chief Minister, during his half-hour talk with Modi, urged the PM to take immediate decisions on the High Court bifurcation, funding for Telangana's irrigation projects and national status to Mission Bhagiratha. He is also said to have appealed to Modi to lean upon the AP government to stop creating hurdles to Telangana's irrigation projects and violating norms with regard to allocations of irrigation waters, and stick to the implementation of the Brijesh Kumar Tribunal's recommendations until the Centre took a final call on the water allocation between the two Telugu States.
The Telangana CM is also said to have sought more funds for the prestigious projects and initiatives of his government including Mission Kakatiya for lake revival, Mission Bhagiratha for drinking water supply and Haritha Haram. He also sought a special package for developing backward districts of the State and for developing the infrastructure and roads in the State.
KCR apparently also requested for the FRBM limit being raised to 3.5% from 3% so as to be able to get additional loans of about Rs 3,000 crores in addition to actual allocations of about Rs 12,000 crores.
KCR also extended an invitation to the PM to launch Telangana's flagship Mission Bhagiratha project in August.
Later, KCR also met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to urge him for more financial assistance, and Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati to ask her to get AP to stick to the Brijesh Kumar Tribunal and other water awards.
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