Naidu Asks KCR to Give Exact Number of AP Students in TS

Time and again, I have offered an olive branch to KCR and urged him to work in unison with me to develop both the states but he is trying to create controversy on every issue

Published: 08th August 2014 08:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2014 08:56 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Andhr a Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday put forward a new proposal before the Telangana government on the fee reimbursement issue. Naidu, who had earlier offered the Telangana government to bear the fees of Andhra Students in the ratio of 52:48, now asked the Telangana government to first give clarity on the number of Andhra students studying Telangana. “If the Telangana government clearly announces the list of Seemandhra students studying in Telangana, the Andhra Pradesh government has no objections to reimburse their fees even if the gesture imposes more financial burden on the already cash-strapped state,” the chief minister said. Addressing the first meeting of collectors of all the 13 districts in the state at Vijayawada on Thursday, the Andhra Pradesh chief minister made an appeal to his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao to hold talks with him on contentious issues instead of ‘creating controversy’ on every issue. “Time and again, I have offered an olive branch to K Chandrasekahr Rao and urged him to work in unison with me to develop both the Telugu states but he is trying to create controversy on every issue to provoke the people of Telangana. It is not fair on his part to do that,” the Andhra Pradesh chief minister said and added that instead of fuelling hatred, the people of the two states should build a bond of friendship and love between them. Taking part in the daylong session with some of his ministerial colleagues, Naidu said his government will soon start implementing the crop loan waiver scheme. “Even if the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) does not come forward to reschedule crop loans, our government will still go ahead with the implementation of the scheme,” he said. Stating that he has two roles to play, one as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh and the other being the Telugu Desam Party president for Telangana, Chanrababu Naidu promised to develop Andhra Pradesh into ‘Swarnandhra’ and exert pressure on the Telangana government to develop the newly-formed state.



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