Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao to meet PM Narendra Modi, may take up pending issues

It is, however, not clear yet whether the PMO has confirmed appointment to KCR

Published: 14th June 2018 04:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2018 04:09 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao with Governor ESL Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad on Wednesday | Express

Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who is making efforts to form a federal front at the national level to bring about a qualitative change in the country, will meet prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday (June 15), a day ahead of the fourth meeting of NITI Aayog governing council in the national capital.

It is, however, not clear yet whether the PMO has confirmed appointment to KCR or not. Whether he will attend the NITI Aayog meeting or not was also not confirmed by CMO officials on Wednesday. “As of now, KCR is leaving for Delhi on Thursday and he will meet Modi on Friday,” sources in the CMO said.
As it will be the first encounter between the two after Rao’s announcement that he would form a new political front by uniting various regional parties, the proposed meeting is generating much curiosity in political circles. Though  KCR had visited Delhi recently, he came back after meeting home minister Rajnath Singh on the zonal system.

KCR will be leaving for Delhi on Thursday. He has planned to meet the prime minister one day before the NITI Aayog meeting which will deliberate on the development agenda for New Inda-2022. According to an official press release from the CMO on Wednesday, the chief minister will meet the prime minister at 12.30 pm on Friday.

“The chief minister is likely to discuss several pending issues pertaining to the state including President’s assent for the new zonal system, 12 pc reservation to Muslims, linking agriculture with NREGS and raising the minimum support price (MSP) for farm produces,” sources said. CMO officials said the chief minister was yet to finalise the agenda for talks with the prime minister. “We expect that the chief minister may finalise the agenda on Thursday,” an official told Express.

Guv too will meet PM tomorrow
Governor ESL Narasimhan, who was in Delhi last week, is again going to the national capital to meet PM Narendra Modi and Union home minister Rajnath Singh on June 15. “The governor has been summoned by his Delhi bosses. He will be meeting the PM and the Union home minister on the same day. He will return on June 16,” sources told Express. This development assumes significance as just a week ago the governor had submitted a report to the PM on the prevailing situation in TS and AP.

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