KCR Leaves For Delhi To Meet PM
The Telangana CM will discuss several key issues with the PM, including the new zonal system, reservations for Muslims and STs, and additional powers to states.
Hyderabad | 14th June 2018
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today left for Delhi, and will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday at 12:30 pm.
The Chief Minister took a special flight from the Begumpet airport at 4 pm for the national capital.
In his meeting, the CM is expected to discuss with the PM several key issues, including the new zonal system, and 12% reservations for Muslims and 10% reservations for STs, and additional powers to states.
KCR is also expected to appeal to Modi to not postpone further the much-awaited bifurcation of the High Court between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
The Chief Minister will also urge the Modi government to hand over AP Bhavan in Delhi to Telangana as the Centre had given it to united Andhra Pradesh in lieu of Hyderabad House that it took over in Delhi (Hyderabad House was built as a residence for the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan, in Delhi). Since AP Bhavan was given in lieu of land taken from the Nizam rulers, it is the asset of Telangana, he is expected to argue.
KCR will also urge Modi to give funds for welfare and development programs, for more devolution of funds under various schemes, to raise the loan limit for the state, and for division of assets under Schedules 9 and 10 of the AP Reorganization Act.
Another important issue that will come up during the key meeting is the linking of agriculture with the employment guarantee scheme given that the state has launched the Rs 8,000 per acre per year scheme for farmers.
KCR is likely to continue to stay in Delhi after the meeting with the PM, for the forthcoming Chief Ministers' meet being organized by Niti Ayog on June 17.
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